London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
SALMON, Thomas (1679-1767). A New Geographical and Historical Grammar. London: for W. Johnston [and others], 1762. 8°. Title in red and black, engraved plate and 22 folding maps, half title (occasional light browning and spotting). Contemporary sprinkled calf (rebacked). Provenance: L.A. Burd (armorial bookplate).
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