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Auction 132, Lot 749

"[Lot of 3 - American Geographical Society Research Series]",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1922-30 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.3 cm
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Three books from the American Geographical Society Research Series. The American Geographical Society is the oldest nationwide geographical organization in the United States. It was founded in 1851 by business people (leading executives and investors in shipping, railroads, banking, telegraph, and oil industries) and public servants (governors, military officers, diplomats, jurists) to produce and disseminate up-to-date, high-quality geographical data and analysis. The lot includes No. 8, Legendary Islands of the Atlantic - A Study on Medieval Geography, by William H. Babcock, 1922; No. 14, Geographical Conceptions of Columbus - A Critical Consideration of Four Problems, by George E. Nunn, 1924; and No. 18, The Vinland Voyages by Matthias Thordarson, director of the National Museum of Iceland. Hardbound in gray buckram with gilt title on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

#1 with a previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. #3 with a few loose pages.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/2/2010