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KELLY, Christopher.

A new and complete system of Universal Geography;

Or, an authentic history and interesting description of the Whole World, and its inhabitants … With faithful Accounts of all the New Discoveries … Embellished with numerous Engravings … forming an Ornamental and Complete Atlas.

London, : 1815-17 Stock Code: 33351
£1,800.00
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First edition. The firm of Thomas Kelly, famous for Kelly's Directory, was founded in 1799 and carried on the Paternoster Row tradition of publishing this and similar compendia of useful information, copiously illustrated, for the growing middle class readership.

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Description

2 volumes, quarto (261 x 213 mm). Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, wide raised bands gilt on stained black grounds, red morocco labels, sides with gilt Greek key panel border rolls, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title-page in each volume, 32 engraved maps (of which 14 are folding) and 40 engraved plates.

Condition

Spines lightly rubbed, joints tender, small scratches to sides, corners just worn, a little faint browning or offsetting internally, still an excellent copy.

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