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A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, Containing a Concise Description of the Most Remarkable Places, Ancient and Modern, in Europe Asia, Africa and America, Interspersed with Historical Anecdotes
London: W. Peacock, 1795 To which is 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 Coins of the Various Nations, and Their Value in English Money. To this whole is prefexed An Introduction, Exhibiting a View of the Newtonian View of the Planets &c." 3 1/2" X 5 1/4" , no pagination. With colored outline fold-out maps of the World (frontis), Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and the Solar System, no map of South Pacific or sign it was ever there. Truly everything you needed to know in 1795. The text is complete except that two pages, the half-title and frontpiece, appear to be missing, text is unmarked, and pages tight. Previous owners' names on flyleaf and title page. Endpapers are marbled. The front board is missing and the back is detached. The spine is "poor" with 1/2 of the leather missing. There are traces of gold stamping on the remaining brown tree calf boards. Previous owners' names on inside of flyleaf and title page. Inside the frontpaper is a small stamp of recent vintage ".Wood & Co. Binders", but no sign any rebinding was attempted. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket.
      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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