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WILLIAMS, Charles

Visible Geography. England

Thomas Ward and Co., Paternoster-Row, London, 1838
Duodecimo (195 x 115 mm.), full contemporary cloth, ornate blind decoration to boards, spine with gilt ruling and title. With typographic title page and Preface dated 1835, pp. (4), 225, (3), with 4 simple double page wood engraved maps. In good condition.
The first edition of of Charles Williams’ ‘Visible Geography’ was published by Westley and Davis in 1835. As the Preface describes the work is designed to ‘relieve the toils and increase the pleasure of both the teacher and pupil’. The book contains 4 decorative maps of the regions of the country. Each is accompanied by descriptive text on each of the counties contained. At the end of each section is an ‘Examination’ listed a few pages of questions for the student. This is an example of the second edition published in 1838 by a different publisher. This edition is not recorded in the British Library or listed on Copac. Provenance: manuscript notation of ‘Ellen Greaves …’ Not listed in Tooley’s Dictionary (1999-2004).
Stock number: 9254

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