A New Geographical, Commercial, and Historical Grammar, and Present State of the Several Empires and Kingdoms of the World. Vol. II

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Title continues: "Containing I. The distances, figures and revolutions of the celestial bodies, as demonstrated by Sir Isaac Newton, and observed by the latest Astronomers. II. A description of the earth, considered as one of the revolving bodies in the general system; with several definitions and problems necessary for understanding the science of Geography. III. An account of the great divisions of the surface of the globe into continents, islands, oceans, seas, &c. IV. An accurate and particular description of all the empires, kingdoms, and states in the world, as situated with regard to one another. V. The climate and soil, with its productions, whether vegetable or mineral; the natural curiosities; a particular description of the sea-coasts, including all the bays, capes, promontories, and adjacent rocks; with an account of the most remarkable lakes and rivers. VI. An account of the animals, whether birds, beasts, fishes, or insects, found in each country. VII. Observations on the various parts of the globe, in which history makes mention of any remarkable change having naturally taken place. VIII. An history of all nations from their origin; laws, government, religion, manners, and customers; distinctions of rank, revenues, taxes, strangth by sea and land. IX. The genius and external appearance of the people. X. An account of learning, arts, language, manufactures, and commerce. XI. The chief cities, artificial curiosities, antiquities, &c. To Which Are Added, I. A Geographical Index, with the names of places, alphabetically arrange. II. A Table of the Coins of all the different Nations, with their value in Sterling money. III. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events, from the earliest accounts to the present time. By A Society in Edinburgh. The Astronomical part collected from the works of James Ferguson, F. R. S. Enriched wth the late Discoveries of Dr. Herschel, and other eminent Astronomers. Embellished with A set of Maps, engraved on purpose, which, for number and accuracy in the execution (besides exhibiting more fully the new Geographical Discoveries) will be found to exceed those in any similar publication."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Alexander Kincaid
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Date Published: 1799
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Ex library - fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    646, [2] p. 22 cm. Leather. Spine ends a little chipped, corners worn, boards rubbed. Ex library with ink stamps to fornt pastedown and title page. Free endpapers missing. Paper darkened and stained. Repair to p. 160. p. 645 loosening with ink mark on rear. There are no maps in this volume.

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