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The ‘New Geographical Grammar’ was first published by William Guthrie (1708-70) in the year of his death 1770. The book was a small detailed description of all the countries of the world and proved extremely popular with many editions in a few formats over the ensuing decades. Guthrie was a geographer and historian from Brechin in Scotland, who after his studies at the University of Aberdeen moved to London in 1730. Second and third editions of the work appeared the following year, 1771, in two volume format with just 10 maps and a further single volume as here with 19 maps. One further map was added to this edition, one of Hungary etc. The maps are all the engraved work of Thomas Kitchin, the world is a large ornate double hemisphere. Bound at the end is a large folding page entitled ‘A Modern Universal Table, The Most Copious and Authentick that ever was published, of the present State of the Real and Imaginary Monies of the World’. Provenance: McCorkle records rare. Not in the British Library. ESTC T68980; McCorkle (2009) 157; Tooley’s Dictionary; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).
GUTHRIE, William

A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World

Printed for J. Knox, at No. 148, near Somerset-House, in the Strand, London, 1771
Octavo (215 x 125 mm.), full contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, light wear top and bottom. With typographic title page, pp. 728, with 19 folding maps and 1 plate of a sphere, in good condition.
Stock number: 10026


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