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A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes by Rev E Blomfield - 1st Edition - 1804 - from E C Books (SKU: 030932)

A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes

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A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes

by Rev E Blomfield

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Bungay: C Brightley and T Kinnersley, 1804 First edition in 2 volumes comprehensively illustrated with high quality plates and maps. The Reverend Blomfield drew on a variety of sources, eg Oliver Goldsmith, Bruce to produce a work which covers a wide range of topics including 'animated nature', astronomy, geology and 'mathematical geography' as well as a tour of the world as it was known then. Blomfield clearly wanted to produce a work that was so comprehensive that it was the only work that anyone would need to read on those subjects. The plate listing only refers to around half the plates and maps. Both volumes retain the original marbled boards which are rubbed, and have new pigskin leather spines and corners and new endpapers. The spines do not have labels. Volume I, 827 pp, contains frontispiece, vignette title page, preface, text covering geology, nature, europe, and much else, and 9 full page engravings, 10 full page maps, 1 folding map and 1 folding chart. Volume II, dated 1805, has 695 pp plus index. It covers a range from Japan, China, the E Indies, Southern Europe and France to North and S America. It contains 11 maps - 2 folding, and 20 full page plates. The N American map shows much of the United States in French and Mexican hands.The contents are in generally very good clean condition - but the paper is quite fragile so there are some page tears generally not affecting text or plate contents; some crumpling of pages - this affects the f/p and title page of volume I and a folding map in vol II. Vol 1 has some browning to the base of pages - it is about 2 inches long and half an inch into the bottom margin - not affecting text. There is a very small hole in the vignette title page. Some pages in both volumes have light spotting or browning.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
030932
Title
A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. Complete in Two Volumes
Author
Rev E Blomfield
Illustrator
M W Craig, J Barlow, T Wallis, J Bye, Rolfe
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
C Brightley and T Kinnersley
Place of Publication
Bungay
Date published
1804
Keywords
maps, world geography, engraved plates, maps of north america, eighteenth century world view
Bookseller catalogs
TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; NATURAL HISTORY;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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