Bungay: C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley, 1807. Reprint. Hardcover. Vol I: v, (i), 254, 827; Vol II: [ii], 695, (i),  (index). All plates and maps (some folding) present except the map of 'Turkey in Europe and Hungary', referred to in a Note at the end of the list of plates. Contents generally clean, with tide stains in places and occasional groups of pages with some browning/foxing. 1813 gilt bookplate to pastedown of Vol ii, and mark to pastedown of Vol i where one has been removed. Quarto, in contemporary full calf, spine with five raised bands and the original labels. Corners bumped. // Blomfield writes with enthusiasm and curiosity. The work begins with A View of the World - with chapters on Astronomy, Mathematical Geography, Meteorology, Geology, Mineralogy, Oeconomy of Vegetation, Animated Nature, and On Man - before proceeding to the countries and regions of the world, their topography and natural history, quoting various accounts of the peoples living there, their history and their ways, and plainly sensible to the brutalities encountered. // A firm, engaging and attractive set. Very Good. Item #18071206
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