Brookes The General Gazetteer or Compendious Geographical Dictionary 1791 with Six Maps

$400.00

The General Gazetteer: or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The Seventh Edition Improved, with Additions and Corrections. London: Printed for J.F.C. Rivington, F. Power and Co., and J. Johnson in St Paul’s Churchyard, MDCCXCI [1791]. Price Seven Shillings. 22 cm. Six fold-out maps including frontispiece. This copy signed by New Jersey photographer-historian Elizabeth G.C. Menzies in 1966.

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Brookes, R., M.D. The General Gazetteer: or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. The Seventh Edition Improved, with Additions and Corrections. London: Printed for J.F.C. Rivington, F. Power and Co., and J. Johnson in St Paul’s Churchyard, MDCCXCI [1791]. Price Seven Shillings. 22 cm. Six fold-out maps including frontispiece.  Concluding essay: “The Dimensions and True Figure of the Earth Determined.” This copy signed by New Jersey photographer-historian Elizabeth G.C. Menzies in 1966. Occasional spotting. Rebacked, otherwise a good serviceable copy.

Front cover, original board
Spine, showing twentieth century brown leather with gilt lettering and six compartments marked out.

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