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Thomas Moule (1784-1851) was a noted historian, mapseller and publisher. His finest work was the ‘English Counties Delineated’ first published in 1837 following its issue in parts from May 1830 to the spring of 1836. The maps are considered the most attractive of all the later English county atlases. They are all highly decorative and bear a series of vignettes. The publisher was George Virtue & Co. who used the same beautiful plates in his publication of the Rev. James Barclay’s ‘Complete and Universal English Dictionary’ c.1842. A new title page was engraved soon after for the newly revised edition by B. B. Woodward entitled ‘Barclay’s Universal English Dictionary’ as offered here. James. S. Virtue succeeded his father George on his retirement in 1855. Beresiner (1983) pp. 160-3; not in Chubb (1927).
BARCLAY, The Rev. James

A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language

James S. Virtue, City Road, and Ivy Lane, London, c.1855
Quarto (275 x 215 mm.), contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards, rebacked preserving original spine with wide gilt decorated raised bands, each compartment with blind ruling, with gilt title. With engraved portrait of Queen Victoria on the throne and title, engraved title with vignette of Niagara Falls, typographic title, pp. viii, 984, with 49 engraved maps and circa 12 plates of kings and queens, Hereford with light waterstain, 1 or 2 light foxing, otherwise a good example.
Stock number: 10970
£ 650
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