Auction 121, Lot 878

"[Lot of 8] A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress", Phillips/LeGear

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1909-1974 (dated)



7.5 x 10 inches
19.1 x 25.4 cm

Full set of the original edition of the list of atlases held by the Library of Congress. The first four volumes were compiled by Philip Lee Phillips between 1909 and 1920. The project was continued by Clara LeGear from 1958 to 1974. These volumes list over 18,000 atlases and contains many full collations, lists of maps, copious annotations, and indexes of authors, cartographers, engravers, and geographic subjects. This incredible endeavor is one of the most important reference works on the atlases and is an important addition for any cartographic reference library.


Condition: B+

Covers a little rubbed or soiled. Three with "Dept. Geology" in white lettering on spine. Otherwise a clean set with contents very good and signatures tight.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 9/26/2007