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Auction 135, Lot 788

"Old Decorative Maps and Charts", Humphreys, A.L.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1926 (published)



10 x 12.5 inches
25.4 x 31.8 cm
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This is the first Limited Edition #631/1500 published by Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London, 1926. It is an excellent and sought after reference compiled from maps in the MacPherson Collection, one of the finest collections in existence. Seventy-nine maps are reproduced, including 18 full-color (1 folding) tipped in, and a catalogue of atlases 1482-1776. 4to, hardbound in gilt embossed, red cloth board (10.3 x 12.5").


Condition: B+

Contents are very good with tight signatures and no flaws. The binding has slight shelf wear and the spine is sunned.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/16/2011