Title continues: "In Six Parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Products, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: the Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those Settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other. In Two Volumes." Probably the joint work of Edmund and William Burke, these volumes are usually attributed to the former, although he called himself merely the reviser of his cousin's work. William Burke may also have been the author of the famous "Junius's letters."
Publisher: (R. &) J. Dodsley
Edition: Fifth and second editions
Date Published: 1770, 1758
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: , xii, 324; , 308 p. 21 cm. Two fold-out maps at beginning. Leather bindings with raised bands on spines. Front board and pages up to 14 detched on vol. 1. Bottom of front hinge cracking vol. 2. Some scuffs and marks. Corners worn. Ink notations on front pastedown, vol. 1. Ink signature on title page in vol. 2.