[AMERICA]. HELME, Elizabeth (translator). J.[oachim] H.[einrich] CAMPE, (Author of the New Robinson Crusoe). Columbus; Or The Discovery of America As Related By A Father To His Children, etc. London: Printed For C. Cradock And W. Joy, 32, Paternoster-Row; And P. Norbury, Brentford. 1811.
12mo., bound in nineteenth century polished tan calf, spine with 5 raised bands ruled in gilt with olive green label lettered in gilt, single gilt filet to boards, sprinkled edges; pp. [viii] + 271 + [i]; with folding engraved map frontispiece (dated May, 1811) but otherwise unillustrated; externally rubbed with wear to edges and corners; browning to upper board; light abrasion to joints; a nick to tail, and a small, and early, cream paper shelf-label to base of spine; internally very clean with a little offsetting from frontispiece to title, one narrow sliver of loss to lower margin of one leaf (maximum depth of 5mm, and far from text) and a closed fore-edge tear to another (25mm) with small marginal loss below (16 x 3mm).
Early reprint of a book first published in 1799, being 'A New Edition, with the Translator's last Corrections and Improvements'. A series of instructive dialogues between father and son on the discovery of the Americas.