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Book Description
49 plates & maps complete. 8vo. Contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, compartments dec. in gilt, red & green morocco labels; sl. marking to boards, head & tail of spines sl. rubbed. Bookplate of Thomas Mills on leading pastedowns. An exceptionally clean & handsome set.
Dealer Notes
ESTC T113577. 'Our wishes' the author writes in the preface, 'were to present the reader with an account of the several countries of the world, and their inhabitants; the natural history of each kingdom, and of the rivers or seas which divide kingdoms from each other'. The contents are divided into two sections, voyages that visited the coasts only and those through interiors. The Monthly Review, vol 37, 1767 found much to recommend this New Collection, writing that ‘these voyages and travels are neatly printed, and illustrated with several good maps, and plans, and miscellaneous plates [...] the materials appear to be carefully abridged [...] and contain the most useful articles of information concerning the respective countries of which it treats; so that it certainly deserves the preference to the smaller abridgements, and will answer the purpose of the generality of readers better than the larger, dearer, and more indiscriminate collections.’
Author (KNOX, John)
Date 1767
Publisher J. Knox.

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