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GUTHRIE, William (1708--1770)
[New geographical, historical, and commercial grammar. 1795]
Guthrie's universal geography improved: being a new system of modern geography: or a geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of all the several kingdoms of the world. ... A new edition, enlarged, corrected and improved, with great additions; being enriched with the most recent discoveries of the latest voyagers and travellers. The historical part comprising the latest and most important occurrences and events, particularly the revolutions in France, Sweden, Poland, &c. The astronomical part, including the latest discoveries of James Ferguson, ... Dr. Herschell, and other eminent astronomers. Illustrated with a set of large and accurate maps.
London: printed for the proprietors; and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1795.
956 p., fold. frontis. map, [23] fold. maps, [1] pl. : letterpress tables ; 26.3 cm. (4º)

Originally published in 1770 as A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar. Soane also owned a copy of the fifth edition, 1792 (q.v.). Book I is devoted to the 'New Discoveries'.ESTC n7997.

Copy Notes A cancel of p. 955 of the general index with 'Directions for placing the maps' on p. 956 is inserted after p. 408; the leaf inserted after p. 954 bears the directions for the binders of Adams's New Royal System of Universal Geography. Bought at the Reveley sale (q.v.), lot 92 (with 'Hederick's Lexicon', unidentified), for £1. 19s., 11 May 1801.

Binding Late C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tooled spine, red and black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 358


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