World Geographical Review 1940 rare fine leather book AGS of NY Hawaii SingaporeBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Geographical Review, 1940. Vol. XXX.
Published 1940, New York by the American Geographical Society of New York.
704 pages. Text in English. Four quarterly issues bound in one volume. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Includes articles on topics such as The World in Maps, Singapore: Town and Country, Meteorological Records for the Divination Inscriptions of Shang, American Raw Material Deficiencies and Regional Dependence, Crossing the Hindu Kush, Trento to the Reschen Pass, The Cays and the Palisadoes: Port Royal Jamaica, Finland in the Sixteenth Century, Hawaii and the Pacific, Stockholm: Its Structure and Development, The World's Petroleum, on and on.
Period (likely pre-1950) 3/4 grained morocco leather binding. Raised bands, gilt rules & title, beautiful marble paper covered boards and end papers.
Heavily illustrated scholarly journal issued quarterly. Each issue contains various b&w photographs, diagrams, sometimes maps, views, plans; plus a very large folding color lithographed map, complete as issued.
Lovely example, minor age scuffing or small flaws, overall clean, lovely book. Possibly a unique binding, as likely few annual years were ever bound up like this in such handsome, almost deluxe leather bindings.
Contents fresh, tight and sound, complete and beautiful antiquarian book. Likely uniquely bound, one of kind object.
Book measures: 10" H X 7" W.