Joh. Amos Comenii Orbis sensualium pictus, hoc est Omnium principalium in mundo rerum, et in vita actionum, pictura & nomenclatura = Joh. Amos Comenius's Visible world, or A nomenclature, and pictures of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein : in above 150 cuts /

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Author / Creator:Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670, author.
Edition:The first American, from the twelfth London edition, corrected and enlarged, and the English made to answer word for word to the Latin.
Imprint:New-York : Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, no. 160 Pearl-Street, 1810.
Description:213, [7] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm (12mo)
Language:English
Latin
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Format: Print Book
Local Note:University of Chicago Libary's copy lacks pages 209-210
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/3245779
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Varying Form of Title:Orbis sensualium pictus, hoc est Omnium principalium in mundo rerum, et in vita actionum, pictura & nomenclatura
Omnium principalium in mundo rerum, et in vita actionum, pictura & nomenclatura
Joh. Amos Comenius's Visible world, or A nomenclature, and pictures of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein
Visible world, or A nomenclature, and pictures of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein
Nomenclature, and pictures of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein
World of things obvious to the senses, drawn in pictures
Other uniform titles:Container of (work): Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670. Orbis sensualium pictus.
Container of (expression): Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670. Orbis sensualium pictus. English.
Hoole, Charles, 1610-1667,
J. H., active 1727,
Jones, William, 1726-1800,
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870,
Kreutzberger, Paul, -1681,
Provenance:Former owner's signature: Chas. Les Rolfman[?].
Notes:Caption title, page 17: Orbis sensualium pictus = A world of things obvious to the senses, drawn in pictures.
Comenius' Latin text originally issued with German translation (here called "High Dutch"), Nuremberg, 1658.
The Latin-English version of Charles Hoole was originally issued London, 1659; amended by J.H. for the 11th London edition, 1728, and by William Jones for the 12th London editiion, 1777, on which the present edition is based. See "To the editor of the twelfth edition..." (pages 3-4), signed "W. Jones, Pluckley," and "An advertisement concerning the 11th edition" (pages 5-6), signed "J.H., London, July 1727."
Signatures: A-S⁶ T².
Illustrations: 157 prints from 156 blocks : wood engraving ; image chiefly 5 x 7 cm. Some sources attribute all to Alexander Anderson; however Pomeroy (cited below) assigns only 54 to him. See Pomeroy for discussion and detailed description of the Anderson cuts. Based in part on the illustrations for the original Latin-German edition attributed to Paul Kreutzberger. Twenty-four figures illustrating an alphabet of animal sounds are printed from 2 blocks; the remaining illustrations are numbered I-CLIV (CX repeated in numbering; illustration no. I repeated as no. CLIV). Both the animal sounds blocks and the repeated cut are attributed to Anderson by Pomeroy.
Includes prefaces by the author (pages 7-11) and the translator (pages 12-16).
"School books printed for and sold by T. & J. Swords": leaf T2 (unnumbered pages 219-220).
Includes index.
Shaw, R.R. American bibliography, 19817
Pierpont Morgan Library. Early children's books and their illustration, entry 96
Zíbrt, Č. Bibliografie České historie, 20446
Pilz, K. Johann Amos Comenius, 161. Ausgabe, pages 264-265
Pomeroy, Jane R. Alexander Anderson's life and engravings, entry 306
Also available online via HathiTrust and Google Books (Harvard University copy) and via Readex/America's Historical Imprints (American Antiquarian Society copy).
English and Latin in parallel columns.
Summary:"This famous work, apart from ABC's, might be considered the first picture book for children and marked the beginning of juvenile literature in its own right"--Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, page 113 (in note to the 1777 London edition).
Other form:Online version: Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670. Joh. Amos Comenii orbis sensualium pictus. First American, from the twelfth London edition. New-York : Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, 1810

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