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Auction 132, Lot 737

"Zell's Popular Encyclopedia, A Universal Dictionary of English Language, Science, Literature, and Art. Volume 5", Zell, T. Elwood

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm

Very fine and complete example of the atlas volume to Zell's five volume work. Filled with detailed and precisely engraved maps. The world map is on the uncommon Sir John Herschel's Projection. With 34 double-page maps, tipped in and attached to backstrap, and a single-page map of New Zealand. Numerous plates, diagrams and plans including a lovely Flags of All Nations as the frontispiece. Hardbound in pebbled cloth with quarter calf, raised bands, embossed and tooled, marbled end papers. Quarto, frontispiece, title page, contents, maps and plans, index, approximately 300pp. A wonderful example that is rare in this original binding.


Condition: A

This is a beautiful example with the interior flawless. The leather covers are a little rubbed and bumped with a narrow area along top edge on front cover that is heavily faded, otherwise overall fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 6/2/2010