A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States; Part I containing the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. designed, drawn, Anna Heermans, Charlotte B. Cogswell, engravings.
A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States; Part I containing the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York
A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States; Part I containing the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York
A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States; Part I containing the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York

A Hieroglyphic Geography of the United States; Part I containing the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1875. Hardcover. Very scarce. Part I (all issued so far as can be determined) covering the New Englans states and New York. OCLC locates only 12 copies in book form. Quarto sized (10" x 12") in blindstamped red cloth hardcovers stamped in gilt, over black tape cloth spine. Unpaginated (46 pp.). A uniquely designed geography/freading aid for young people that instead of maps features a full page of small hieroglyphic engravings for each descriptive word or group of words that illustrated notable facts, places, names, etc. for each of the states covered. For example, for Maine one small item is "The minerals are" with a small engraving of a (hand)iron, "granite" (small picture of a rock); "More (engraving of a ship) are built here than in any other State". Each hieroglyphic page is followed by a single page of text of desciptive text which which is an non-illustated transcription of the the illustrated page. Covers well soiled though the gilt titling is still bright. Some tape stains to the dark brown endpapers, front hinge split but all pages firmly attached; dampstaing to the lower aprox. quarter of all pages. Christmas 1882 gift inscription on the first front blank to a boy from his grandfather. Complete, SOLD AS IS. fair. Item #E25861

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