Cazenovia, New York: Henry & Sweetlands, 1845. First edition. 12mo. 252 pp. Contemporary sheep, black morocco lettering pieces. Splits to joints, some wear to extremities; browned. Item #402222
The author was born in New Hampshire in 1788, graduated from Brown University in 1812, and was a bestselling author whose most notable work was the 'General Biographical Dictionary' of 1844. Blake was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815. The present work was issued as "Blake's School Library" (as denoted on one of the spine labels), with Blake's 'The Wonders of the Earth.'.