Visits to the Leverian Museum : containing an account of several of its principal curiosities, both of nature and art ; intended for the instruction of young persons in the first principles of natural history.

London : Printed for Tabart and Co. at the Juvenile Library, No. 157, New Bond-street : Heney, Printer, Banner-Square, [1805?]
xii, 163, [3] pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 14 cm


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Summary note
Description of the collection founded by Ashton Lever, "an invaluable collection of curiosities" (p. [iii]), presented in the form of a narrative tour given by Anthony Ella to Henry Morton.
  • Fold-out engraved frontis. (15 x 20 cm. unfolded) of Leverian Museum rotunda, signed "S. Potter, sc."; backed with (possibly later) fabric; undated unlike that cited by Moon (which is dated Nov. 12, 1805)
  • Preface signed by Anthony Ella.
  • Publisher's catalog on [5] p. at end listing 31 numbered titles: "instructive and superior books, for children and young persons of both sexes, [that] have just been published."
  • Cotsen copy: "John Lawson"--Printed bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding note
  • Pub. quarter red roan over marbled paper bds.
  • Cotsen copy: Offprinting from another work, dated 1807, onto marbled paper upper and lower covers.
Indexed in
Altick, Richard D. Shows of London, p. 28-33
Moon, M. Tabart's juvenile library, 32
Other title(s)
Leverian Museum : two shillings
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