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Auction 184, Lot 814

"[8 Volumes] A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress...", Phillips/LeGear

Subject: References

Period: 1909-74 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 10.1 inches
18.5 x 25.7 cm
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Full set of the original edition of the list of atlases held by the Library of Congress. The first four volumes were compiled by Philip Lee Phillips between 1909 and 1920. The project was continued by Clara LeGear from 1958 to 1974. These volumes list over 18,000 atlases and contains many full collations, lists of maps, copious annotations, and indexes of authors, cartographers, engravers, and geographic subjects. This incredible endeavor is one of the most important reference works on the atlases and is an important addition for any cartographic reference library.



The first four volumes are in B condition with light toning. All hinges are starting, and Volume I has light dampstaining. Volumes V and VI are in B+ condition with light shelf wear and sunning along the spines. The last two volumes are in A condition with slightly bumped corners and a little extraneous creasing in Volume VII.

Estimate: $450 - $600


Closed on 9/15/2021