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Dictionnaire classique de géographie ancienne, pour l'intelligence des auteurs anciens, servant d'introduction à celui de la géographie moderne de Laurent Echard,

ou Description abrégée des monarchies, des royaumes, des principautés, des républiques, des tribus, des villes, grandes, moyennes & petites ; des mers, rivières, fleuves, lacs, ports, îles, presqu'îles, caps, montagnes, volcans & forêts, depuis le commencement du monde, jusqu'à la décadence de l'Empire romain.

Paris: Lacombe, 1768 Stock Code: 121038
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First and sole edition; Library Hub cites Scotland and Wellcome only among British and Irish institutional libraries, WorldCat adds another dozen worldwide. The dedicatee is François-Louis-Claude Marin, royal censor and Secretaire General de la Librairie - the editor mentioning that it was printed at Avignon where "je puis braver... la severite de votre Police" - and was intended as an introduction to the work of the British historian Laurence Echard (1672-1730). A very appealing copy.

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Description

Octavo (195 x 115 mm). Contemporary mottled calf by Riss & Saucet of Moscow (with their ticket on front pastedown), smooth spine banded in gilt and centre-tooled with an eight-pointed star motif, red label, single-line blind border on sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Printed in double-columns.

Condition

Binding just lightly rubbed at extremities, Russian library stamps to title and final page. A very good copy.

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