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MONTRIOU. J. A. L.

ELEMENTS OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY, for Youth: Faithfully extracted From the best Authors, calculated to convey to the tenderest Capacity, in a short Space of Time, an entertaining, useful, and general Knowledge of the History of all ancient and modern Nations, more particularly of the Great-Britain: With the Boundaries, Capital Towns, Commerce, Population, Government, and Religion of the modern Nations. Also, A Chronological Table of the learned and ingenious Men, remarkable Events, Inventions, Discoveries, &c. from the Creation of the World to the Year 1786. By J. A. L Montriou, Schoolmaster at Grantham. Price Two Shillings. 1790.
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Author MONTRIOU. J. A. L.
Title ELEMENTS OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY, for Youth: Faithfully extracted From the best Authors, calculated to convey to the tenderest Capacity, in a short Space of Time, an entertaining, useful, and general Knowledge of the History of all ancient and modern Nations, more particularly of the Great-Britain: With the Boundaries, Capital Towns, Commerce, Population, Government, and Religion of the modern Nations. Also, A Chronological Table of the learned and ingenious Men, remarkable Events, Inventions, Discoveries, &c. from the Creation of the World to the Year 1786. By J. A. L Montriou, Schoolmaster at Grantham. Price Two Shillings.
Published London. Printed for the Author, and Sold by W. Darton, and Co. Gracechurch-Street. 1790.
Stock Code 13580
Description xii, 177, [1blank page], [1 errata] pages. Engraved frontispiece, dated 1790. Bound in full untitled sheep; spine decorated with simple gold bands. 12mo. 180 x 110 mm. Binding worn at head & heel of spine, corners and edges; spine cracked on lower joint; some very occasional annotation; inscription for 1853 on endpaper; else a very good copy of a rare book. See Darton G665 for another edition which he thinks is circa 1788. That edition is known by two copies; this edition, which benefits from the addition of a frontispiece, is unknown to Darton, with no copy found in ESTC. Under the heading is the following description of New Holland: 'New Holland, south of New Guinea, is 2,000 miles long. The natives go naked, and feed on fruits, wild birds, fish, and the flesh of the kangaroo, a quadruped peculiar to the island. Botany Bay, on the east side of this island, lies between capes Banks and Solander, in that part called New South-Wales.'