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The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes)

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The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes)

by Thompson, G.A.; De Alcedo, Colonel Don Antonio

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London: James Carpenter et al, 1812. Complete text in 5 volumes. First editions. Published London: James Carpenter et al., 1812 - 1815. 4to's, 8 3/4" x 11", xx+574; 597; 512; 636; xl+462+1+105pp., illustrated with tables (one folding). Bound in embossed glazed half leather over marbled boards with gilt stamped morocco spine labels, all edges specked. Armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe in each volume. First edition in English. First published in Madrid as "Diccionario geográfico-histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América: es á saber: de los reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo reyno de Granada" in five volumes, 1786 - 1789. Sabin 368. Some wear at the tips and along edges, rubbing to the leather glazing, light occasional foxing, else very good plus, attractive set, pages bright, sturdily bound.. 1st. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4to.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
006922
Title
The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes)
Author
Thompson, G.A.; De Alcedo, Colonel Don Antonio
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
James Carpenter et al
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1812
Bookseller catalogs
American History & Americana; Travel and Exploration;
Size
4to
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