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FRANSHAM (John). The World in Miniature: or, the Entertaining Traveller. Giving an account of every thing necessary and curious; As to Situation, Customs, Manners, Genius, Temper, Diet, Diversions, Religious and other Ceremonies; Trade, Manufactures, Arts, and Sciences; Government, Policies, Laws, Buildings; Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Plants, Drugs; Cities, Mountains, Rivers, and other Curiosities, belonging to each Country. [Vol. II] Containing America, and the Isles thereof. To which is added, an Account of England, Soctland, and Ireland; with the Isles adjacent.1741

London: Printed, and sold by John Torbuck, Second edition, much enlarged with "the addition of a new sett of cutts", 2 vols., 12mo (165 x 100 mm), [2], 336; 275, [21]pp., imprint date omitted in vol. I, 2 folding engraved frontispieces showing the costumes of the various countries, that to volume one with tear to fold and slightly cropped at lower margin, 10 engraved plates, woodcut head and tail pieces, a nice set in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, volume number in gilt to third compartments. Volume two concerns the Americas, including Peru, Mexico, Chile, Jamaica, Cuba, Virginia, Carolina, New-England and others, in addition to England, Scotland and Ireland. Provenance: Contemporary ink ownership signature of E. Vaughan 1741 to endpapers and at head of title page. Sabin 25670.

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