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Title: A compendious geographical dictionary containing, a concise description of the most remarkable places, ancient and modern, in Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, interspersed with historical anecdotes.
Description: W. Peacock, 1795. Second Edition. Hardcover. Clean, small format (3.5 x 5.25 inches) hardback tightly bound in half leather with gilt titles on a red label and gilt decoration on the spine, marbled boards. Leather rubbed at edges, appears to be a 19th century binding. Corners bumped and back board slightly bowed, page edges marbled, no inscriptions. Unpaginated, 6 black & white foldout maps. Europe is creased and stained on the back, the others are in good condition. The full title is A compendious geographical dictionary, containing, a concise description of the most remarkable places, ancient and modern, in Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, interspersed with historical anecdotes. To which are added, a chronological table from the creation to the present time; a monthly list of all the fixed fairs in England and Wales; and, a table of the coins of the various nations, and their values in English money. To the whole is prefixed, an introduction, exhibiting a view of the Newtonian system of the Planets, &c. Good with no dust jacket.
Keywords: Leather bound books 18th century Cartography
Price: GBP 100.00 = appr. US$ 142.80 Seller: Aucott & Thomas
- Book number: 59088
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