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The Chronology and History of the World

From the Creation to the Year of Christ 1779

Illustrated in LVI Tables, Of Which IV are Introductory and Include the Centuries Prior to the First Olympiad

And Each of the Remaining LII Contain in One Expanded View, 50 Years or Half A Century

By John Blair

1779 - London

19" by 12"; 20pp. [56 plates]

 

DETAILS

A scarce edition of this history of the world from Reverend John Blair.

With vignette title page.

Includes Fourteen Maps of Ancient and Modern Geography, for the Illustration of the Tables of Chronology and History To Which is Prefixed, A Dissertation on the Rise and Progress of Geography, with a separate titlepage (dated 1768), pagination and register.

Containing fifty-six chronologically arranged tables detailing important events in history, but missing the fourteen maps of ancient and modern georgraphy. (collated, incomplete).

Reverend John Blair (b.1782) was a Church of England clergyman and chronologist.

In the early 1750s Blair issued Proposals for Printing by Subscription, the General Chronology and History of the World, a work he is said to have adapted from chronological tables originally devised by his Edinburgh classmate and distant relation, Hugh Blair. The Chronology and History of the World was published in London in early summer 1754. The book quickly became the standard work of its kind and was frequently reprinted throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. To the 1768 edition Blair added a set of fourteen maps and A dissertation on the rise and progress of geography, which were also published separately in the same year, and in 1784 an expanded version of his dissertation was published in a smaller duodecimo format. (DNB)

CONDITION

Rebound in half calf with original calf to boards preserved. Externally original boards worn, with heavy rubbing and some loss to the rear board spine of course very nice. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some handling marks and the odd patch of foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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