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An Epitome of History; or, A Concise View of the Most Important Revolutions, and Events, Which are recorded in the Histories of the Principal Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics, now subsisting in the World; also their Forms of Government: Accompanied with short Accounts of the different Religions which prevail; their peculiar Doctrines, Ceremonies, Worship, Institutions, and Ecclesiastical Government.
Payne, John.
London: 1794, J. Johnson, Scatchard and Whitaker.
First Edition. 373 pp. Leather. 8vo.
[History - Europe]
[Rare Books]
[Europe - Map]
With Preface and full page frontispiece engraving. This is the first edition which covers European countries. Although, this is not published as "volume 1", a second volume covering Asia, Near East and Americas, was published in 1795. Bound in the original brown full calf. Red spine title label with gilt title and decoration.
With only occasional spotting, the book itself is in excellent condition for the age. Binding has only some spots on front cover, light wear at edges.

ID: 991020

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