A DICTIONARY OF THE WORLD: or, a geographical description of the earth; with an historical and biographical account of its principal inhabitants, from the Earliest Ages to the present Time. Including whatever is most useful in Geography, and most interesting in Sacred and profane History.
London.T. Carnan and F. Newbery junior. 1772. Containing a Description of the Continents, Islands, Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Mountains, Cities, Principal Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, &c., Patriarchs, Primitive Fathers, Emperors, Kings, Popes, Legislators, Great Generals, Admirals, Painters, Statuaries, Historians, Divines, Orators, Poets, Philosophers, Lawyers, Physicians, Learned Women, &c. With their principal works and best Editions. The Geographical Part by R. Brookes, M.D. The Historical and Biographical Part by Joseph Collyer. Two volumes bound as one. Unpaged, but iv, 1215pp. Contemporary full reversed calf with blind decorated panels to the boards and with red gilt label. Folio. First edition. Head of spine; small tear at heel; corners a little worn and bumped; ownership name on both titles, the ink from which has stained the area surrounding the signature; likewise a later presentation inscription on the final endpaper has stained the surrounding area and a small section on the final leaf. Else a very good copy of this fascinating and scarce work, originally issued in parts.Roscoe A62. This is a very heavy item; email us direct to ascertain postage.