Abrégé de géographie pour les écoles.
Par J. F. Lamp. A Paris : Chez F. G. Levrault, libraire, rue de la Harpe, no. 81 ; Strasbourg : rue des Juifs, no. 33, 1833. Troisième édition. Duodecimo (165 x 105 mm), original pink paper-covered boards printed in black, the upper board with vignette illustration of a globe, lower board with publisher’s advertisements, spine lettered in black; front pastedown with original ownership inscription of Antoine Kintz (clearly a young scholar), , [1, blank], 92 pp, with seven lithographic folding maps including a mappe-monde in two hemispheres, France and its regions, and Palestine; a small marginal stain at top edges of last twenty or so leaves, otherwise the contents are immaculate, and the boards fresh and unrubbed; an exceptional copy.
The first edition of Strasbourg geographer Jean-Frédéric Lamp’s work for students, Abrégé de Géographie pour les Écoles, was published in 1828. The third edition appears virtually unrevised, and begins with a short introduction to geography and an explanation of key terms and concepts before covering individual countries and regions. Europe is discussed first (the greater part of the text is devoted to France), then Asia, Africa, Palestine, and North and Central America; a section titled ‘Australie’ (pp 82-4) deals with Oceania, providing brief summaries of the physical geography and facts relevant to European discovery for each region.
OCLC locates no copies of the third edition.