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A New Universal Gazetteer

Brookes, Richard; John Marshall

Published by Printed for W. W. Reed & Co, New York, 1832
Condition: Good Hardcover

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Sm. 4to. 799,[25],pp. Original calf with gold lettering on spine. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Bookplate of previous owner on inside of front board. Stamp of another owner and writing in pencil on blank pages following front endpapers. Two frontis etchings. From title-page: "A New Universal Gazetteer, containing a description of the principal nations, empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, cities, towns, ports, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, canals, mountains, volcanoes, capes, caverns, cataracts and grottoes, of the known world, with an account of the extent, boundaries and natural productions of each country; the government, customs, manners and religion of the Inhabitants; the trade, manufacturers, and curiosities of the cities and towns, with their longitude and latitude, bearing and distance in English miles from remarkable places; and the various historical events by which they have been distinguished. Originally compiled by R. Brookes, M. D. The whole remodeled and the historical and statistical department brought down to the present period by John Marshall, Esq. Illustrated with two hundred engravings with numerous additions by the American editor, including the population of the United States for 1830; a description of the various Indian tribes in North America; and a view of the Missionary stations in all parts of the world. And containing a brief Dictionary of Commerce; giving an account of all the moneys in the known world, and all the minerals, vegetables, animals, birds, fishes, and Insects, that are important to Commerce; all the chief commercial and monied institutions and associations; and notices of manufacturers and Commerce in different places and countries throughout the globe." Heavy age wear and abrasions on binding. Sporadic foxing throughout, age toning to some pages. The reproductions of the etchings are all in-text. Binding in fair, interior in overall good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 21919

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Title: A New Universal Gazetteer

Publisher: Printed for W. W. Reed & Co, New York

Publication Date: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 21921

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