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BICKHAM, GEORGE, the Elder. The British Monarchy; or, A New Chorographical Description of All the Dominions subject to the King of Great Britain. Double-page map. , 190 leaves, including frontispiece and double-page statistical table. Text illustrations, maps, and calligraphic text entirely engraved throughout and printed on rectos only. Folio, 315x189 mm, contemporary gilt-panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked with cloth, white ink shelf number on spine, hinges reinforced with cloth tape; occasional offsetting or show-through from the engraved matter, scattered foxing, bookplate removed from front pastedown. Stamp of University of Chicago Libraries on title verso (exchange to John Crerar Library) and ink accession number on facing page. [London]: George Bickham, 1748
Originally published in parts by subscription from 1743 to 1748. "The purpose of this publication was to promote the study of geography by providing maps and a text which described the history, goods, commerce, and agriculture of the different counties of Britain and her colonies" (ODNB). Alden 748/18.