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Guthrie's geographical grammar in miniature : containing the present state of the several kingdoms of the world ... / the astronmical part by James Ferguson ... ; to which have been added the late discoveries of Dr. Herschell ... ; illustrated with a correct set of maps.

By: Guthrie, William, 1708-1770.
Contributor(s): Knox, John, 1720-1790 [bookseller.] | Ferguson, James, 1710-1776 | Herschel, William, 1738-1822 | Buchanan, David, fl. 1776-1800 [printer.] | Lizars, Daniel, 1760-1812 [engraver.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Montrose [Scotland] : Printed by D. Buchanan for the booksellers in London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, 1808Edition: The second edition.Description: [ii], 358 p., [13] leaves of plates (folded) : 13 maps, ; 15 cm.Subject(s): Geography | Geography -- TextbooksGenre/Form: Maps -- 1808. | Textbooks -- Scotland -- Montrose -- 1808.
Contents:
The figures, motions, and distances of the planets, according to the Newtonian system, and the latest observations -- A general view of the earth, considered as a planet, with several useful geographical definitions and problems -- The grand divisions of the globe into land and water, continents and islands -- The situation and extent of empires, kingdoms, states, provinces, and colonies -- Their climate, air, soil, vegetable productions, metals, minerals, natural curiosities, seas, rivers, bays, capes, promontories, and lakes -- The birds and beasts peculiar to each country -- Observations on the changes that have been any where observed upon the face of nature since the most early periods of history -- The history and origin of nations, their forms of government, religion, laws, revenues, taxes, naval and military strength -- The genius, manners, customs, and habits of the people -- Their language, learning, arts, sciences, manufactures, and commerce -- The chief cities, structures, ruins, and artificial curiosities -- The longitude, latitude, bearings, and distances of principal places from London.
[Chart of the world] -- Sweden, Denmark & Norway / D. Lizars, sculpt. -- Dominions of Russia / D. Lizars, sculpt. -- Great Britain and Ireland -- France -- United Provinces -- Netherlands -- German Empire and Switzerland -- Prussia and Poland -- Spain and Portugal / D. Lizars, sculpt. -- Italy -- East Indies / D. Lizars, sculpt. -- States of America.
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"Of this popular grammar, Knox, the bookseller is said to be the real compiler." --Watt. Bibliotheca britannica, 1824, v. 1, p. 452.

"... The object of the editors in the present publication, is to compress all the useful informtaion which their 8vo. edition of Guthrie's Grammar contains, within narrow limits, and to give it a more neat and portable form ..."--From advertisement on t.p. verso.

Other editions issued under titles: A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar, A geographical, historical, and commercial grammar, A system of modern geography, A new system of modern geography, and A universal geography.

"Engraved for Guthrie's Geographical Grammar in Miniature" -- On maps.

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