w/drawings, photos. 455pp. w/index. Green cloth library binding, 8vo. Has large color folding map. Condition: Ex-Lib, with usual obnoxious marks, labels. Edge wear, folding map has splits on folds, else Good+ cond. SKU 19786 ** We ship our books in sturdy corrugated cartons, paper items in stiff "Stay Flat" envelopes. (We do not use padded envelopes. )
8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, 59 plates, 2 folding maps, 16 engraved illustrations and diagrams in the text, and a very large folding coloured map at end (one or two neat repairs at folds), some very light, occasional and mainly marginal foxing; handsomely bound in dark blue full morocco, back with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, pictorial gilt from original front board preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Sold from an institution with its neat stamp on upper margins of six leaves [only]. Published in the series 'The Story of Exploration' edited by J. Scott Keltie. Includes a bibliography. A US edition was published later in the same year. A lovely copy of a scarce and important work. Spence, 793.
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