Containing, I. The Elements of Modern Geography, in which, besides many other useful Articles, the Latitude and Longitude of a great Variety of Places are given from the latest Observations. II. A comprehensive System of Ancient Geography, both sacred and profane, particularly adapted to the Illustration of the Classic Authors, and of the Historical Parts of the Bible. III. The Description and Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial Globes, in which particular Attention has been given to the regular Disposition, and most convenient Solution of a numerous Collection of Problems, which are succeeded by several ingenious and entertaining Paradoxes for the Exercise of the Learner. - Also the Principles of Dialling, as it is performed and illustrated by the Globes;-And the Construction, and Use of the different Kinds of Maps. IV. The Elements of Astronomy, in which, besides a large Account of the Solar System, and of the various Motions, Revolutions, &c. of the Planet and Comets, are given the Theory of the Four Seasons, the Harvest-Moons, Eclipses, Tides, and several other Phaenomena too numerous to be here mentioned. To this Part is added a copious Appendix, containing the Elements of Chronology, a Science very intimately connected with that of Astronomy. The Whole is illustrated with The Necessary Engravings. And, though principally intended for The Use Of Schools, May serve as a convenient Memorandum-Book for those Gentlemen and Ladies who have been already instructed in the Sciences above-mentioned.
First edition of this juvenile text on geography and astronomy. Jones, described on the title as "Teacher of the Classics and Geography, at Bromley, in Kent", is known principally by this work. He also wrote A New and Universal Geographical Grammar: or, a Complete System of Geography (1772), a version explicitly for adults. The book is dedicated to John Hawkesworth, who was governor of a girls' boarding-school housed in Thornhill Mansion, Bromley, before he established himself as a literary figure of some note; Jones was presumably a master at Hawkesworth's school.