Robert Merry's Museum, Volumes 21-24; articles on Australia; Armenia, Japan, Great Exhibition, Ballooning.
New York: S. T. Allen & Co., 1851-2. Hardcover. Four volumes of this unusual children's periodical, vols XXI thru XXIV, bound in 2 vols. Content includes an illustration of Sydney with a description "This is the chief town in the great island of New Holland. It has 40,000 inhabitants, is lighted at night by gas...It has risen into importance within the last fifty years. Many of its inhabitants were sent from England for their crimes." ; "The kangaroo", with a page of description; "Confucius" illustrated with a page of description; 6pp on Armenia with 2 illustrations; 5pp on Japan with 2 illustrations; the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace, Buddhism in Tibet, and a long serialized article about children ballooning around the world. Original brown blind & gilt stamped cloth a little rubbed at extremes, spine tips ruffled otherwise very bright. 8vo, 1851, 190pp (&) frontis, (2), 188pp. 1852, 192pp (&) 198pp, this volume a little foxed. All with their title pages and illustrated by woodcut illustrations throughout. Very good condition. Item #18025