The Dignity of Human Nature; or, A Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for Attaining... The Dignity of Human Nature; or, A Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for Attaining...

The Dignity of Human Nature; or, A Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for Attaining the True End of Our Existence [provenance: Thomas D. Moore, black Union sailor during Civil War]

Burgh, James

Published by James Oram, New York, 1812
Condition: Very Good - Hardcover
From Classic Books and Ephemera, IOBA (Lansdowne, PA, U.S.A.)

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The third American, from the first London Edition. 527, [5] p.; 22 cm. Contemporary full tree calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title "Burgh's Dignity." Small gilt-tooled decoration in other compartments. Subscribers Names on 3 unpaginated pages following text, all residents of New Jersey. Former owner's inscriptions at head and foot of title page largely removed. Pencilled inscription on front free endpaper: "This book was given to Chas. C. Rynick by Thomas D. More a colored friend. Aug. 16th 1910. Thos. D. More was a soldier in the Civil War 1861." This was probably Thomas D. Moore (1838-1920), who was one of the few black men who served with the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Charles C. Rynick (b. 1856) was a hackman and coupe driver in Bridgeton, N.J.; his diary for 1916 is at Rutgers University Library. The book was used by a former owner to preserve presumably local New Jersey plants, with the name in pencil along a top page edge and the flower and/orleaves pressed below; some of the botanical specimens remain. In Very Good- Condition: leather label slightly chipped; edges rubbed; boards are scraped; foxing throughout; light discoloration occasionally along gutters from botanical specimens; tight. Very interesting provenance. Bookseller Inventory # 003708

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Title: The Dignity of Human Nature; or, A Brief ...

Publisher: James Oram, New York

Publication Date: 1812

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good -

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