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RODWELL, Mary Martha

The Geography of the British Isles, Interspersed with many Historical Facts and Biographical Sketches

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, Paternoster-Row, London, 1834
Octavo, two volumes (185 x 110 mm. each), full contemporary green cloth, blind ruled panel with large ornate central blind floral decoration, spine with blind ruled compartments and gilt title and volume numbers. With typographic title page, pp. xiv, (2), 318; typographic title page to volume 2, pp. (4), 363, with 59 plates each with 2 maps except that of the Orkney’s and Shetlands. In very good condition.
The purpose of this work is an educational one to test the knowledge of children. It is laid out ‘in the form of a dialogue between a mother [Mrs Rowe] and her two children [Anna and George]’. Each map is accompanied by short description of the region and then the conversation. The maps themselves are very simple with no scale or words beyond the county name. Because of the nature of the scale of the maps they are all keyed with numbers and letters to the text. We know little about the author Mary Martha Rodwell, the British Book Trade Index give her the address of 46 New Bond Street. She is the only women to have her own British County atlas. A very rare work. Batten & Bennett (1996) 112; Carroll (1996) 103; Chubb (1927) 458c.
Stock number: 9195

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