Afghanistan New Britain 1881 Stanford Geographical magazine w/scarce Pacific mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, Afghanistan, New Britain).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published February, 1881, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 65 ends with p. 123. Text in English. Folding map(s) at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is quite brittle).
Contents include: "Geographical results of the Afghan campaign," by Capt. T. H. Holdich, "Observations on New Britain and neighboring islands, during six years' exploration," by Wilfred Powell.
Map at rear is: North-east portion of New Britain and neighboring islands
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.