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|Material Type:||Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Samuel G Goodrich; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne
|Notes:||Advertised on the copyright page as a book of universal history, intended for beginners and written in simple language suitable for children in any "common school." The book outlines the histories of Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and Oceania; written in first person in a conversational manner; includes maps, illustrations, and chronology for each region discussed.
Special Collections copy is quarter bound in black cloth; spine is leather with decorative gilt tulling; illegible inscriptions from previous owner on inside of front and back covers; pages are annotated by previous owner in pencil.
An abridged edition of "Peter Parley's universal history on the basis of geography," which was published in 2 v. in 1837, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne with the aid of his sister Elizabeth. Cf. Woodberry's Nathaniel Hawthorne, p. 60.
|Description:||309 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 19 cm|
|Other Titles:||School history
Parley's common school history
Common school history