Auction 116, Lot 882

"Mitchell's Intermediate Geography, Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies; Illustrated by Twenty-Three Copper-Plate Maps…", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1875 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12.5 inches
25.4 x 31.8 cm

Nice example of this complete geography book filled with full-page maps of the states and other parts of the world. It is hardbound with pictorial paper covers and includes title page, preface, contents, text, engravings and maps, geographical tables, pronouncing vocabulary, questions for review and examination; 114 pp. All of the maps have very nice original hand coloring. The text contains wood engravings and smaller uncolored maps. The textbook is protected with a pictorial paper cover "Holden's Book Cover, Patent Applied For." We've never before seen this style of cover that has the book's title imprinted above an image of a Polynesian hut. Printing on its verso "School Books covered with Holden's Book Covers Free! If bought at J.Y. Marmon, Lima, Ohio, Dealer I School Books, Writing Paper, Pencils, Pens and Ink…" A very sound example of this desirable geography with a rare paper cover.


Condition: A

Contents are very good to fine. The covers and spine have been protected since new by the paper covers and are near fine. Spine has some roughness top and bottom. The paper cover is split at spine, rubbed and stained.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/20/2006