New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1869.. 1869.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with the top corner of the rear cover slightly frayed. The head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. vii, [i] & 303 pages. Illustrated in black & white by H. D. Cooper & others with 7 plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard, an extra vignette title & many textual illustrations. There is foxing throughout. A good, tight copy.
Told in the first person by "Tommy", this is a book about a boy learning to educate himself with an emphasis on science and natural history. First Edition.
CHILDREN'S; BOYS' EDUCATION; SCIENCE; NATURAL HISTORY; TOMMY TRY, AND WHAT HE DID IN SCIENCE; CHARLES OTTLEY GROOM NAPIER; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; ILLUSTRATOR; H.D. COOPER; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.