The Every Day Book

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Original publisher's gray-blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Part of a series. 4 1/4" x 6 1/4." 334 pages, complete. Black-and-white illustrations, complete. Two additional pages in back advertising other books in the series and Parley's Magazine. Alphabetical Table of Contents in front. Former owner's inscription in pencil dated 1854 on front pastedown. Pages and covers are clean and intact overall. Pages are foxed. Covers are dampstained. Some wear to corners and slight chipping at head and tail of spine. A Good copy. An encyclopedic book filled with facts from a vast array of subjects as well as poetry. The fourth book in a six-book series, Library of Instructive Amusement, for Boys and Girls at Home, and for School Libraries. The other books are listed as The Young Man's Evening Book, The Winter Evening Book, The Summer Day Book, The Leisure Hour Book, and The Parlour Book. The following are just a sampling of the subjects and poetry titles found in this book: "Abstinence Extraordinary" [about how long certain animals can live without food], "Book of Health," "Clean your Teeth," "Discoveries earlier than Columbus," "Eminent Shoemakers," "Female Education," "Giraffe," "History of America," "Indian Relics," "Iceland Moss," "Jack and Harry," "Long Evenings," "Miners of Bois-Monzil," "Natural History of Insects," "Omai, the young Otaheitan," "Origin of Negro Slavery," "Poisonous Honey," "Polytechnic School at Paris," "The Rothschilds," "Sink-Holes," "Social Wasp's Nest," "Stork's Nest," "Tenderness to Animals" [about being mindful and helping animals in need], "War Dress of the Ancients," and "Winter Thoughts."