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GREEN, William (fl. 1788--1823)
The picture of the world in miniature; in which the various empires, kingdoms, states, principal islands, colonies, and discoveries of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, are alphabetically arraigned, with their situation, extent, chief cities, their populations, (distance of British miles and bearings from London) their produce, government, revenues, military and naval strength, arts and religion: including the present state of Europe as settled by the definitive treaty of 1815. And also a geographical definition of the globe. The whole carefully collected from the most authentic and latest authorities. By William Green, A.B.
London: printed for the author, and J. Hatchard, [1818?].
xi, [1], 89, [1] p. ; 16.9 cm. (8º)

The text is in the form of brief notes usually concerned with the extent of the territory, capital city, population and distance, revenues, military capacity and religious complexion of the population. Perhaps noteworthy is that Australia still features as 'New Holland', and 'Zealand, New' is 'as yet uncolonised by Europeans'. Of the states of the new United States of America Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are not yet included in the list.

Copy Notes Unopened. Undated ALs attached to the front free-endpaper: Sir, How shall [I] presume a second time to / address you? How find words to apologise for / this repeated application? But known / goodness multiplies applications in favor / of the unfortunate: Presuming therefore on / your benevolence, I have taken the Liberty, / and for the last time to solicit the conti-/nuance of your patronage to the enclosed / new Publication, which on a perusal, will / I hope, be found not altogether undeserving / your Notice. / I remain, Sir, truly sensible of / past Favors, your most obedient servant / William Green / Price 3/ Shillings). Endorsed by Soane with date April 1818 and price s5/.

Binding Original C19th quarter black morocco, gilt-ruled spine without label or lettering, marbled-paper boards

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