The Modern Gazetteer: Or Compendious Geographical Dictionary. BROOKES R[ichard] (fl. 1721-1763) Publisher: W and W Smith, J Exshaw and T Dyton. Publish Year: 1765 Publish Place: Dublin: Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 005225 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Fair Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Half-Leather Book Type: Unknown Edition: Second Edition Inscription: Unknown £50.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 2nd ed, Good. In half calf with worn marbled boards, corners & edges bumped & worn. Spine, relaid retaining most of the old, gilt tooling, new gilt title to leather label. Internally, lacks map frontis, (vii), , B-4G5, (not paginated), 3 maps (only), (S America, Europe-worn at edges & Spain Portugal-torn), later endpapers, titlepage a little cropped, pencil name to preface (John Williams Tycerrig), 2 columns per page, some wear at edges, browning and soiling. (16.5*9.5 cms, .5 kg). Brookes, physician and author left scant evidence of his life, except numerous compilations and translations on medicine, surgery, natural history, and geography, most of which went through several editions. See ODNB.