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The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
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Thomas Moule (1784-1851) was a noted historian, mapseller, and publisher. His finest work is 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 this, the newly revised edition by B. B. Woodward was offered. James. S. Virtue succeeded his father George on his retirement in 1855. Provenance: inscription of Isaac Smith on the title page; acquired Clevedon Fine Arts 1977; private English collection. Beresiner (1983) pp. 160-3; not in Chubb (1927).
BARCLAY, The Rev. James

A Complete and Universal Dictionary

Virtue & Co., City Road and Ivy Lane, London, c.1854
Quarto (280 x 220 mm.), recent half blue calf, marbled paper boards, blind ruled, ornate spine with raised bands, gilt decoration to the compartments, silver embossed calf title label. With engraved frontispiece title, typographic title page, pp. (viii), 984, with 1 general map, 42 county maps, the environs of London and Portsmouth, plan of Oxford (with small hole), and 3 of islands, several further engravings, generally good margins, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9521
£ 500
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