A New Universal Gazetteer, or, Geographical Dictionary, Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Capes, &c. in the Known World. With an Appendix, containing an Account of the Monies, Weights, and Measures of Various Countries, with Tables Illustrating the Population, Commerce, and Resources of the United States
Full calf with red morocco spine label
by Morse, Jedidiah and Morse, Richard Cary
New Haven: S. Converse, 1823. Fourth edition revised and corrected. Full calf with red morocco spine label. Chips and tears to spine ends, wear to tips; boards rubbed but sound, label complete, volume still tight with strong hinges, small chips to lower corner of endpapers, scattered foxing throughout; overall a good or better solid copy of this important work.. 856 pp. Sm. 4to.[25 cm.]. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) clergyman and geographer wrote "Geography Made Easy in 1784, which was said by historian George W. White to be the first geography published in the United States; others soon followed and were highly successful. In 1797 Morse published his first geographical dictionary, The American Gazetteer. This fourth edition was published with the aide of his son with whom he also worked on a pocket gazetteer. (A separate atlas of sixty-three maps was created by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis). Shoemaker 13403. (Inventory #: 22857)
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