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GUTHRIE, William (1708--1770)
[New geographical, historical, and commercial grammar. 1792]
A new system of modern geography: or, a geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. ... To which are added: I. A geographical index ... II. A table of the coins of all nations ... III. A chronological table of remarkable events from the Creation to the present time. By William Guthrie, Esq.; the astronomical part by James Ferguson, F.R.S. To which have been added, the late discoveries of Dr Herschell, and other eminent astronomers. The fifth edition, corrected, improved, and greatly enlarged: with a copious index.
London: printed for C. Dilly; and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1792.
ix, [3], 1049, [27] p., [1] engr. pl., [24] maps (1 fold.) : letterpress tables ; 28.5 cm. (4º)

Soane also owned the 1795 edition (q.v.) of this work originally published in 1770 under the title: A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar. Guthrie was an historian and political journalist who also wrote more scurrilous material under the pseudonym Jeffrey Broadbottom. This, his most successful work, exemplifies in its political and historical analysis the Scottish Enlightenment belief in progressive human evolution, commerce and liberty. ESTC t138155.

Copy Notes The maps bound separately (36.2 x 46.4 cm), with an extraneous map of 'The Most Frequented Roads Between London and Paris' with the imprint of 'S. Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, May 2: 1814' loosely inserted at the front.

Binding Text: C18th sprinkled calf, gilt roll-tooled edges, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label reading 'Guthrie's Geography'. Atlas: C18th half sprinkled calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label reading 'Guthrie's Maps'.

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