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THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICS AND LITERATURE FOR THE YEAR 1787
London: J. Dodsley, 1789. [pp2-232] History of Europe, followed by The Chronicle of dates, events, etc.throughout the year; The First British Appearance of the American Constitution [p289-300]. The Natural History Section begins with a lengthy article "Observations Tending to Show that the Wolf, Jackal and the Dog are all of the Same Species" by John Hunter, as well as an article on The Natural History of Syria. In the Useful Projects Section is a letter to Benjamin Franklin on the subject of Smoky Chimneys, as well as a letter from Benjamin Franklin on discussing his research and experiments with his Hygrometer. There are miscellaneous essays on the history of religion in Mexico and Travels in Egypt and Syria; a lengthy poem by Robert Burns in the Poetry Section; this book is filled with a variety of documents and articles on a wide variety of subjects. 8vo. Original half-leather over marbled-paper boards, red leather spine label, marbled endpages. Short splits upper and lower ends of spine, general shelfwear and rubbing on covers; hinges are tight, interior clean and unmarked, Very Good leatherbound hardcover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Columbia Books, ABAA/ILAB [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
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