World's Unknown Exploration Discovery Imperialism 1898 Buel illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Exploration, Imperialism, Americana, Africa, Asia, Ethnography).
The World's Unknown: An All Embracing History of a Century of Exploration and Discovery... Recording in Graphic Narrative the Strange Experiences, Thrilling Adventures, and Great Achievements of the Famous Travelers. Treated Under Proper Divisions and Classifications and Embracing, in Expositional Completeness, All the Least Known Countries of the Globe... by J.W. Buel.
Published 1898, Philadelphia & Chicago by Imperial Publishing Co.
608 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with over 200 half-tone images. Spectacular chromolithographed double page allegorical print at front.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover decoration.
A beautiful and monumental illustrated 19th century book.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, minor signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 10 1/2" H x 8" W.