Auction 129, Lot 900

"Grammar-School Geography Physical, Political, and Commercial", Swinton, William

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1896 (published)


Color: Printed Color

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.


Condition: A+

Beautiful, exceptional example of this folio atlas. 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.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/23/2009