A New Geographical, Historical, and Commerical Grammar; And present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
GUTHRIE, William; KITCHEN, Mr. (illus.)
Title page continues: "Containing I. The Figures, Motions, and Distances of the Planets, according to the Newtonian System, and the latest Observations. II. A general View of the Earth considered as a Planet; with several useful Geographical Definitions and Problems. III. The grand Divisions of the Globe into Land and Water; Continents and Islands. IV. The Situation and Extent of Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, and Colonies. V. Their Climate, Air, Soil, vegetable Productions, Metals, Minerals, natural Curiosities, Seas, Rivers, Bays, Capes, Promontories, and Lakes, VI. The Birds and Beasts peculiar to each Country. VII. Observations on the Changes that have been any where observed upon the Face of Nature, since the most early Periods of History. VIII. The History and Origin of Nations; their Forms of Government, Relgion, Laws, Revenues, Taxes, naval and military Strength, Orders of Knighthood, &c. IX. The Genius, Manners, Customs, and Habits of the People. X. Their Language, Learning, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Commerce. XI. The chief Cities, Structures, Ruins, and artificial Curiosities. XII. The Longitude, Latitude, Bearings, and Distances of principle Places from London. To which are added, I. A Geographical Index, with the Names of Places alphabetically arranged. II. A Table of the Coins of all Nations, and their Value in English Money. III. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events from the Creation to the present Time. "
Publisher: Charles Dilly, G. G. I. and J. Robinson
Edition: 9th edition
Date Published: 1785
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 5-10, , 928 p. 23 cm. 18 fold-out maps and 1 plate. Numerous tables. Full leather binding. Front board detached, no front free endpaper, pages up to 65 loosening. Rear board with pp. 897 onwards detached. Spine deteriorated, corners worn. World map frontispiece and West Indies map missing. Small tear in fold of Europe map. Maps of Poland and North America have some colour lines applied. Some foxing and soiling, including spot to lower title page. Ink signature at top of Preface. Small ink notation on rear endpaper. Maps generally darker than pages.