An account of the European settlements in America. In six parts. I. A short history of the discovery of that part of the world. II. The manners and customs of the original inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each part contains an accurate description of the settlements in it, their extent, climate, productions, trade, genius and disposition of their inhabitants: the interests of the several powers of Europe with respect to those settlements; and their political and commercial views with regard to each other. In two volumes. ...
William Burke (1730-1798)
Place of origin
Melford Hall, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)
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The second edition, with improvements. 2v. : 2 fold. maps ; 8vo. First free endpaper torn out, vol. 1. Provenance: armorial bookplate lettered “William Parker Melford Hall, Suffolk” [i.e. Sir William Parker 7th baronet (1769-1830)]. Franks 22746. Binding: eighteenth-century sprinkled calf; sewn onto five raised bands; triple blind fillet border, with quarter edge blind roll; gilt lettered red spine labels: Settlements in America ...
Makers and roles
William Burke (1730-1798), author Edmund Burke (1729-1797)