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Calendar of Nature for Young Persons  

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The Calendar of Nature; Designed for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Persons.

Aikin, John.


Joseph Johnson



viii, 82, [1], +[4 ad] pp. (Small 8vo) period tree calf, spine ruled in gilt. Third Edition.

John Aikin dedicated this title to his sister Anna Laetitia Barbauld the poet and children’s book writer. He was a surgeon and tutor at the Warrington Academy and wrote numerous books on medicine, science, song-writing, topography, natural history, and literature. First printed in 1784, this collection of descriptions of the months of the year in prose and verse is uncommon; OCLC records fewer than a dozen copies of this printing. Osborne 196.

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Light wear and foxing; near fine.

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