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WITH GENERAL VIEWS OF THE POLITICS, RELIGION, MILITARY AND NAVAL
AFFAIRS, ARTS, LITERATURE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND Society,

OF ANCIENT AS WELL AS MODERN NATIONS.

BY THE REV. ROYAL ROBBINS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

AN OUTLINE OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY.

TWO VOLUMES IN ONE
VOL. I.

New-York:

PUBLISHED BY W. W. REED & CO.

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District Clerk's Office.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the nineteenth day of January, 1830, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, S. G. Goodrich, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

"The World Displayed, in its History and Geography; embracing a History of the World, from the Creation to the Present Day. With General Views of the Politics, Religion, Military and Naval Affairs, Arts, Literature, Manners, Customs, and Society. of Ancient as well as Modern Nations. By the Rev. Royal Robbins."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled, "An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.

THE Volume here offered to the public, had its origin in the belief, that a Historical and Geographical View of the World, united in one work, and constructed on the plan here adopted, would be an acceptable addition to the already multiplied stock of books for general reading. The plan of the work is original, and is believed to offer many advantages. It divides Ancient and Modern History into twenty distinct periods, and then gives a detail of the events during each of them. At the end of every period is a detailed biography of many eminent individuals who flourished during the same, and a sketch is given of the progress of the arts, of science, and of literature. Hence a clear delineation of the advancement of human society, and its various revolutions, is exhibited; and the reader can easily trace not only the particular history of each country and people, but can keep in view, at the same time, the grand movements of the nations, regarded as one common family.

In order to perfect the plan originally contemplated by the author, the volume has been in

creased far beyond what was at first anticipatednearly one hundred pages have been added; an advance which, it is believed, will be gratifying to the patrons of the work, and sufficiently attest the wish of the publishers to make it in every way satisfactory to them.

The System of Modern Geography is of course a condensed one-but it will be found fully adequate to the purposes for which it is attached to the volume.

On the whole, as no expense has been spared, and as the Author, whose reputation as a historical writer is of the first order, has bestowed unwearied pains upon the work, we commit the volume to the public, with much confidence that it will be received with favour.

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