A KEY TO KNOWLEDGE; or, Things in Common Use. Simply and shortly explained. By a Mother, Author of “Always Happy;” “Claudine,” “True Stories from Ancient History,” &c.
London: J. Harris, 1817. Sixth edition. viii, 172 pages. Engraved frontispiece. Original quarter red road, gilt over marbled boards. 147 x 96 mm. Frontispiece lightly offsetting to title; pages 125-128 mis-bound out of order; stamp of Launceston Public Library to front and rear endpapers; else a very good copy. Moon 78(6). First published in 1814. Mrs. Budden describes her book as ‘a concise and simple elucidation of the several articles of daily use and daily consumption’. Mrs Moon adds, ‘The information is conveyed in conversations between children and an encyclopaedic mother.’