Item #23491 A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World. William Guthrie.
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World
A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World

A New System of Modern Geography: or, A Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World

Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1794-95.

First American Edition. Hardcover. Good. Two quarto volumes in contemporary full leather bindings. Volume I: 572 pp, with two engraved plates (one folding). Joints cracked, with some old repair work visible, some loss of leather at head of spine, otherwise sound. Volume II: xi, (i), 704, (43) pp, with one folding chart (of 2) -- Lacking most of the Table of Exports. Front joint partially cracked. Ownership signatures in each volumes of Amos Slaymaker, a Revolutionary War veteran and member of ember of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. This edition includes 341 pages on the United States, in contrast to the thirty-nine pages of the fifth London edition. Evans 27077: "“The American part of the work (pp. 206--588) was furnished, page by page, by Jedidiah Morse. The directions to the binder indicate that forty-seven maps were issued to subscribers with the work...but these are seldom, or never found bound with the work.” Sabin 29327.

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