A Catechism of Natural Theology (the rare anonymous first edition)

By (Nichols, Ichabod)

SKU# 17392

$ 200.00

Pp. 184, (1, errata); 28 text-figures (line-drawings).  Publisher’s original one-half tan leather, over marbled boards, sm 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/8 inches).  The first edition of this work, offered here, was published anonymously by Ichabod Nichols, Pastor of the First Church in Portland, Maine in 1829.  A later edition published in 1831 in Boston by William Hyde bears his name.  The work discusses the human body from a scientific point of view.  It touches on some topics that would later be covered in Robert Chambers’ Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation that was first published anonymously in 1844.  A rare work seldom offered.  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

Publisher Shirley and Hyde
Publisher Place Portland, Maine
Date Published 1829
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The endpapers show some foxing as do some text pages, the original binding has some light rubbing and edge wear; a tight copy in very good condition.
Limited Edition