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An universal history, from the earliest account of time : Compiled from original authors; and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, &c. With a general index to the whole. ...

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London :: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn; A. Millar, in the Strand; and J. Osborn, in Pater-noster Row.,, 1747-1754.

Physical Description

21 v., plates : maps ; 22 cm. (8⁰).

General Note

A prospectus for this work was issued in 1746: 'Proposals (by the proprietors of the work) for printing by subscription, in twenty volumes octavo, An universal history ..'.
Without the list of subscribers present in some copies of vol. 1.
Imprint varies.
Vols. I-XII are dated 1747, vols. XIII-XX 1748 and vol. XXI 1754.


ESTC,, T150199


Purchased from Thomas Davies, bookseller, July 1773 (see RA Treasurer's Account Book 1768-1795, July 1773: 'Davis Universal History £6').


John Osborn, -1775,, bookseller.
Andrew Millar, 1707-1768,, bookseller.
Thomas Osborne, -1767,, bookseller.
Thomas Davies, bookseller