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Selections of a father : for the use of his children : In prose and verse. / by Isaac Gomez, jun.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Gomez, Isaac, b. 1768.
Publication:
New York : Printed by Southwick and Pelsue, 1820.
Format/Description:
Archive
viii, [9]-408 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Readers (Primary) -- 1800-1870.
Conduct of life.
Philosophy.
Astronomy.
Natural history.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Notes:
Includes index.
"The following volume of Selections is published with a hope, that it may prove entertaining to the old, and instructive to the young; that it may beguile a few tedious moments and improve a leisure hour. Original essays are always deserving attentive consideration; they mark the progress of American intellect, and develope the taste, fancy and wisdom of American pens: but, as a young country, we must not flatter ourselves with excelling in all the departments of literature; and, therefore, we muse establish a true taste upon a firm foundation, we must select from the most approved authors, and thus gradually lead to perfection of our own. Such motives induces the publisher to give it to the world; and, he trusts, that no part of it give offence, for none could possibly be intended; and, with these introductory remarks, he submits the work to the generous patrons of literature"--Pref.
Prose and poetry. Includes essays explaining scientific and philosophical principles. Also includes excerpts from Shakespeare's plays.
Local notes:
Kaplan Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2012 by Arnold and Deanne Kaplan.
Penn Provenance:
Kaplan, Arnold (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Kaplan, Deanne (donor) (Kaplan Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1820
Cited in:
Singerman, R. Judaica Americana, 0322
Shoemaker 1408
Welch, d'A.A. Amer. children's books, 459
BAL 14996
Contributor:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
1201476
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