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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 129 - closed 9/23/2009

Featuring 915 lots of rare antique maps, charts, pocket maps, globes and atlases
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Lot #900: "Grammar-School Geography Physical, Political, and Commercial Edition for New York" William Swinton

Antique geography book Grammar School Geography Physical Political and
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$100.00 - $140.00
Sold for: $80.00

Lot 900
By: William Swinton
Subject: Geography Books
Date: 1896


Condition: A+
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Color: printed color

Size: 10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm

This school geography book is the second edition after the 1880 issue of Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company. This edition was published by the American Book Company. Complete, it contains 33 maps, all finely engraved in a style similar to that seen in the Century Atlas. In addition to the maps there are b&w birds-eye views of numerous cities: San Francisco; Chicago, New Orleans, New York City and Budapest to mention a few. With the original loose advertising sheet for other books for sale by the American Book Company. These geographies are fairly common, but we've never seen one in this pristine condition.

Beautiful, exceptional example. Owner's name neatly written in ink on inside cover. Free end papers have a checker-board pattern that may be as issued or transferred from paper stored at both ends.

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