Auction 127, Lot 862

"[Lot of 3] First Lessons in Geography [and] Colton and Fitch's Modern School Geography… [and] The New Primary Geography; Illustrated by Twenty Colored Maps…",

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1857-79 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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This is a great set of school geographies. The lot includes:

1) James Monteith, New York, 1857, (5 x 7"). Twelve simple hand-colored maps, featuring an interesting western U.S. with large territories. Small 8to, leather spine. This is a scarce, early edition from the series. Not in Baskes or Rumsey, but Rumsey shows an 1863 edition and the earliest in the Baskes is 1861. Covers rubbed and stained. Contents and maps generally very good. Not notations on maps or inside cover. (B+)

2) Ivison & Phinney, Chicago, 1859, (8.3 x 9.8"). Arizona makes an early and pre-Civil War appearance in the U.S. and Western maps in the stacked configuration with New Mexico above. Covers are quite worn but sound. Notations in pencil on blank page opposite title page. Contents tight with staining or foxing to first few pages, maps and most text is generally very good. (B+)

3) J.H. Butler, Philadelphia, 1874, (7.3 x 8.5"). Second title is "Mitchell's New Primary Geography." Covers are nice with a couple water stains in lower part and a little shelf wear. The contents are very nice, clean and bright. Maps hand colored. (B+)



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Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/25/2009