Gazetteer Pocket Atlas Geography of World 1857 book 7 maps & 16 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[19th century Gazetteers & pocket atlases, Leather Bindings].
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The Treasury of Geography: Physical, Historical, Descriptive, and Political; Containing a Succinct Account of Every Country in the World: Preceded by an Introductory Outline of the History of Geography; A Familiar Inquiry into the Varieties of Race and Language Exhibited by Different Nations; and a View of the Relations of Geography to Astronomy and the Physical Sciences. Designed and Commenced by the Late Samuel Maunder; Contined and Completed by William Hughes.
Published 1857, London by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts.
924 pages. 16 engraved plates and 7 folding maps.
With supplemental period 24 pp. Publisher's Catalogue which mentions this title being for sale. Also with loosely laid in 1832 Prayer for the Insane N.Y. hand bill.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, contrasting morocco gilt title label, boards outline ruled in blind, cover edges gilt stamped. All text set within ruled boxes.
Lovely book, well preserved, complete. Joints scuffed, leather lightly rubbed, but still supple, binding sound and with handsome age patina. Couple small stains to text, short edge tear closed on Asia map, overall clean. Nice example, uncommon in period leather like this.
Book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 1/2" W.