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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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Gazeteer title-page

Detail of title-page showing seventh edition and date of publication 1791.

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.

Map of Europe

Map of South America

Map of North America

Front cover, original board

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