New-York: Printed and Sold by Samuel Wood, 1814. Third Wood printing of this English work, preceded by his 1811 and 1812 editions. Original printed wrappers over stiff cardstock, 5.25 x 3.5 inches, 52 pages. Illus. Somewhat toned and lightly browned throughout; wrappers a trifle worn; in very good condition. Item #19174
“Although calculated for the latitude and meridian of Great Britain, yet on an examination of this little book, the publisher was induced to believe, the Youth of Columbia might be profitably amused in a perusal of same; he accordingly has given it an American impression, taking the liberty to make some notes on what he deemed exceptionable.” Includes an overview of the solar system, including the names of the planets—Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Pallas, Jupiter, Saturn, and Georgium. With a monthly summary of the workings of nature (with some technical detail) from winter dormancy, through summer fertility, and back again. Welch 1472.3.