SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; Or, The Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World... SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; Or, The Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World... SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; Or, The Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World...

SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; Or, The Natural and Political History of the Present State of the World

Smith John

Published by London For Sherwood, Neely, and Jones by Gillet and son 1810, 1811
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2 volumes. First edition. With 95 engraved plates and maps, 7 folding, 2 hand-coloured, collated, one map seems to have been exchanged by the publisher or printer for another, includes world and global maps and a great profusion of finely engraved plates. Large, thick 4to, very handsomely bound in beautiful full-red morocco of the period, the finest in Regency style, the spines richly gilt with double-ruled and gilt tooled bands separating the compartments; two compartments with titling and numbering in gilt, four compartments with fine and elaborate gilt central devices bordered by the multi-ruled and gilt tooled bands; the covers with triple gilt fillet borders surrounding gilt-rolled elaborate inner borders, surrounding triple blind-ruled inner borders, surrounding a more decorative blind-rolled border, all surrounding a central frame of gilt surrounded by and surrounding triple fillet lines in blind; turnovers gilt rolled, fine period feathered marbled endleaves of sky-blue, all edges gilt. A superb set in superb bindings. lvi, 914; xi, 1036 pp. A superb copy in excellent condition. A bit of age, but very handsomely so. RARE FIRST EDITION IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION AND PRESENTATION. THE FINEST RED MOROCCO OF THE PERIOD, GILT EXTRA. A VAST PROFUSION OF PLATES, SOME FOLDING AND HAND-COLOURED. At a time when geography was of the utmost importance and at a time when Britain was fully engaged in its world wide explorations, discoveries and colonization efforts, this magnificent set was produced using the most up to date methods of study and presentation. The very long introduction presents scientific and mathematical instruction concerning the discipline and a great panorama of discoveries made in recent years that have added immensely to the known knowledge of the globe and its natural and political state. This copy is a collector's prize, the best binding presentation and a fine and very beautifully preserved example. The maps and illustrations are in fine condition and they are expertly accomplished. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: SYSTEM OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY; Or, The Natural ...
Publisher: London For Sherwood, Neely, and Jones by Gillet and son 1810, 1811

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