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A description of a new chart of history. Containing a view of the principal revolutions of empire that have taken place in the world. by Joseph Priestley

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Published by London: printed. New-Haven: re-printed [by Thomas and Samuel Green] for Amos Doolittle. in [New Haven] .
Written in English


  • World history.,
  • Revolutions.

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Edition Notes

StatementBy Joseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S. ; [One line in Latin from Horace]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 24713.
ContributionsFranklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, dedicatee., Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver.
The Physical Object
Pagination91, [5] p., [1] folded leaf of plates
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14605498M

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