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Morse, Jedidiah

The American Universal Geography; or A View of the Present State of all the Kingdoms, States, and Colonies in the Known World. In Two Volumes. The First Volume Contains a copious Introduction [&c &c]. The Second Volume Contains [Europe; Asia, Africa &c &c] To which are added An Abridgement of the Last Census of the United States-- A Chronological Table of Remarkable Events from the Creation to this Time --An improved list of Ancient and Modern Learned and Eminent Men --and a Copious Index to the Whole Work. The Whole Comprehending a Complete System of Modern Geography. Accompanied by a New and Elegant General Atlas of the World [&c &c; NB: not present].. Sixth Edition. Arranged on a new plan, and improved in every part by a laborious examination of most of the late respectable Voyages and Travels, in Europe and Asia, by a free use of the information [&c].. Volume I, Volume II [broken set]

Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston. May, 1812, Two hardbound items handsomely preserved: viii, 872p., 832; three folded line maps in each volume, in original matching full polished-calf binding, 8.5x5.5 inches, red leather spine labels and rulings gilt. Expect these flaws: to v.I, mild general edgewear with a tear and small loss at the tail; boards rubbed, label mildly dim; volume number off-center (binder's carelessness); upper joint shows shallow partings but not a split; front hinge strengthened clumsily with old clear tape, accompanied by wear to ffep; pervasive foxing and toning of print-blocks, maps also foxed; ownership legend datelined 1866 on title page. Volume II is generally the same, with intact tail but shallow loss at head, and a two-inch dampstain to spine panel. On the plus side, both hinges are good (no taping, nor any need). All six maps (v.I: World, South and North America; v.II, Europe, Asia, Africa) are unmolested and square, and textblocks are tight and square. Both items open a little stiffly, good copies, lacking the atlas.

Cat.No: 193136

Price: $175.00

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