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A Geographical, Historical, and Political - PLAYFAIR, William.) JÄGER, Wolfgang; - 1800. [1274572]
London: for John Stockdale, 1800 - Quarto (290 x 230 mm). Recently rebound to style in brown half calf using contemporary morocco label, smooth spine tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards with blind roll, new endpapers. Each folding map with one or two small reinforcements on the verso, small ink stain to top edge of first 15 or so leaves, tiny closed tear to top margin of plan of Ausburg (facing p. 131), slight foxing to last leaves. A very good copy. Map frontispiece and 26 other plates, large map of Germany, Switzerland and Italy in 3 folding plates, 23 city plans, 21 tables with separate pagination. First edition in English of this French Revolutionary Wars-era gazetteer, compiled and translated almost entirely from Wolfgang Jäger's Geographisch-historisch-statistisches Zeitungs-Lexikon, which was first published in Germany in 1782–4. Boetticher's statistical tables have a separate title page and pagination and were originally published anonymously in Germany in 1789 as Statistische Uebersichts-Tabellen aller europäischen Staaten. They are supplemented with a previously unpublished table by the inventor of statistical graphs and diagrams, William Playfair. His table, "intended to shew the state of those countries that have undergone changes from the present war; and their position in 1799", compiles the social, political, economical and military particulars of the countries of Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Savoy, Naples, Papal Territories, Russia, Prussia, Poland, Venice and Malta. Goldsmiths' 17833; Kress B4073. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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