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Auction 146, Lot 839

"An Improved System of Geography", McNally, Francis

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12.3 inches
25.4 x 31.2 cm
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An early publication by Francis McNally, later of Rand, McNally fame. This school geography book contains complete lesson plans for learning world geography. The book begins with definitions of terms, and then is divided into lesson plans for each geographical area. Each lesson plan features one map and contains dozens of map questions about the mountains, rivers, cities, and other landmarks, and also includes information about key resources and exports. At the end of the book is a test containing hundreds of questions, such as "What peak in the Caucasus is higher than any mountain in Europe?" and "What countries are richest in quicksilver?" 33 maps (1 double-page). Quarto, quarter leather over pictorial paper boards, 110 pp. and a 12-page addendum on map drawing.


Condition: B+

Maps are good to very good with light toning and scattered small stains. Covers and spine are worn and rubbed.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 9/4/2013