Dilly, 1783, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Early
WILLIAM GUTHRIE. A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World, London: Charles Dilly, 1783. Fat octavo, eighth edition, pp. 848, contemporary brown calf boards, rebacked, lacking 3 of the 20 folding maps. Missing are the frontis world map, plus Germany and the Netherlands, and Poland, Lithuania and Prussia. That leaves The Sphere plus maps of Europe, Scandinavia, European Russia, Scotland, England and Wales, Ireland, France, Iberia, Italy, Turkey and Hungary, Asia, East Indies, Africa, North America, West Indies, South America. This work was revised numerous times to reflect border changes, discoveries and revolutions that had occurred since the previous edition. In repairing this volume, the binder attached the covers upside-down, as evidenced by some upside-down notes and IDs on the pastedowns. Condition of this book: Covers heavily worn, rebacked, overall sound; preliminary leaves perished, title page half gone, 3 of the 20 maps are lacking, others are complete but a few are tape-repaired or show tape ghosts. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; 18th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54507.