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Mair, John

A compendious geographical and historical grammar : exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe ..... Embellished with maps.

Published: W. Peacock, London, 1795

Edition: First edition

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Full calf. Pp. xxii,404,(4), a number of folding maps, hand-coloured in outline. Full title: "A compendious geographical and historical grammar : exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe ; and Shewing, the Situation, Extent, Boundaries, and Divisions of the various Countries ; their Chief Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions ; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land Forces ; Likewise, The Religion, Language, Literature, Customs, and Manners of the respective Inhabitants of the different Nations: And Also, A Concise View Of At The Political History Of The Several Empires, Kingdoms, And States. Embellished with maps". A small world geography, containing a folding map of the world as frontispiece & a number of other folding maps. Pages 64 - 112 contain a description of Africa, mainly northern parts. A couple of pages deal with Caffraria, including the Hottentots & Monomotapa. No Africa map was included, but there is a nice small map of India. Attractively bound in 19th century full tree-calf, gilt designs within compartments on spine, red morrocco title-label on spine. Spine chipped at head & splitting down outer hinges. A very nice, firm & clean copy.
  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 32mo
  • Sold By: ABC Bookshop
  • Contact Person: Dennis Slotow
  • Country: South Africa
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