A Compendious Geographical Dictionary; [together with] A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar.London: W. Peacock and Sons, 1802 & 1804 Stock Code: 145848
An attractively bound set of geographical and historical reference works containing many coloured and engraved maps on folding plates.
The Dictionary opens with a chapter on the Newtonian solar system, followed by references and illustrations for modern and ancient places throughout the globe. It was first published in 1793, this being the third edition. The Grammar mixes geography with history, focusing on changing cultures, empires, and political borders. It was first published in 1795, this being the second edition.
2 works, octavo (130 x 83mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, smooth spines divided by sets of gilt fillets, gilt lettered direct in second compartments, others decorated with a foliate motif, sides with border of a single gilt fillet enclosing intertwining foliate tendrils, gilt edges.
With 22 folding maps, all but one in colour.
Early ink ownership signature to head of title pages. The Dictionary internally crisp, some faint foxing to the Grammar, else a fine set.
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