The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest ...
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library W028728 Edited by John Carey. Cf. Evans. Some copies issued with a frontispiece portrait of Washington, engraved by Samuel Hill. Vol. 1: vi, , 8-340 p., 1 leaf of plates; v. 2: 356 p. Errors in paging: v. 1, p. 323, 332 misnumbered 223, 334. Boston: Printed by Manning & Loring, for S. Hall, W. Spotswood, J. White, Thomas & Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, W.P. Blake, and J. West, 1796. 2 v.: 1 port.; 12
Very Good. A set of the 1795 First Edition. Bound in original brown leather. The spines of both have been replaced with similar colored leather. Original leather spine labels attached. Front endpaper of volume 1 reinforced. Rear end paper of volume 2 replaced. Some foxing to the text, but overall a solid duo.; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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