Auction 136, Lot 819

"[Lot of 3] A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress [Vols. 6, 7, 8]", Le Gear, Clara Egli

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1963-74 (dated)

Publication: Government Printing Office


See Description

These are the original Washington editions including Volumes 6-8 (bound in three volumes) published by Clara Le Gear as a "Continuation of the Four Volumes by Philip Lee Phillips." This indispensable bibliographical guide lists 10,800 atlases, arranged chronologically within geographic divisions. Volume 7 covers the Americas and volume 6 the rest of the world. With full collations, lists of maps and copious annotations. Volume 8 is the Index to Volume 7, Volume 6 includes its index. The indexes include cartographers, engravers, and geographic subjects. 8vo, uniformly hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on spines.


Condition: A

Nice examples that have not suffered the usual hard use normally associated with these books.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/1/2011