The London General Gazetteer; Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary...

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T. Tegg and Son, 1838 - 800 pages

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This is a great volume. Although it doesn't say so on the cover page on in notes it is Volume 1, as I've got Vol. 2. Just from 1st glance it looks to be very helpful, as long as scanner didn't crop pages like so many in the past.
So many of the volumes here have a gloved hand showing on pages. Sometimes there has been no protection of the pages in these great books.
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Page 345 - Water ; its margin is hollowed into small bays, with bold eminences, some of rock, some of soft turf, that half conceal and vary the figure of the little lake they command ; from the shore a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village with the parish...
Page 398 - ... dark brown colour, and sunk deep in the head, and the eyelids form in the great angle of the eye a deep furrow, which discriminates them from other nations ; their eyebrows are also placed somewhat higher ; and their noses though not flat, are thick and short.
Page 372 - ... thing that is polluted. All the different tribes are kept distinct from each other by Insurmountable barriers: they are forbidden to intermarry, to cohabit, to eat with each other, or even to drink out of the same vessel with one of another tribe. Every deviation from these points subjects them to be rejected by their tribe, renders them polluted for ever, and obliges them, from that Instant, to herd with the Hallachores.
Page 34 - But, as he rode round the walls, pensive, angry, and disappointed, he observed a stork preparing to leave her nest, in one of the towers, and to fly with her infant family towards the country. He seized, with the ready penetration of a statesman, this trifling incident, which chance had offered to superstition; and exclaimed, in a loud and cheerful tone, that...
Page 189 - ... bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and on the east by the 120th degree of longitude and the Rocky Mountains.
Page 453 - Thames, for a length of seven miles, by a breadth of about a quarter of a mile. Independently of various local and civil divisions, London may be said to consist of five distinguishing parts, or popular divisions : — the west end of the town, the city, the east end of the town, Westminster, and the borough. The
Page 141 - Galvez, whose abilities have since raised him to the high rank of minister for the Indies, to visit that peninsula. His account of the country was favourable ; he found the pearl fishery on its coasts to be valuable ; and he discovered mines of gold of a very promising appearance...
Page 318 - The climate is healthy, but the soil not very fertile. There are many mountains, some of which are so high, that their tops are covered with snow ; they produce the best ebony in the world. The valleys are well watered with rivers, and are made very productive •by cultivation, of which sugar is the principal object.
Page 279 - The building has four rooms, one over the other, and at the top a gallery and lantern.
Page 372 - To this early division of the people into casts, we must likewise ascribe a striking peculiarity in the state of India ; the permanence of its institutions, and the immutability in the manners of its inhabitants.

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