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The British Colonies; Their History, Extent - MARTIN, R Montgomery; - 1851. 
London & New York J. & F. Tallis, ca 1851. 3 Volumes. Tall 8vo. Size approx 11 x 7.5 inches. Dark navy blue full calf leather binding. Gilt lettered leather spine labels, raised banding and extensive gilt decoration to spines. Gilt and blind embossed decorative edging to boards. “Pebbled” surface texture to leather on boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Bindings rubbed at extremities. Corners bumped. Boards rubbed, some marks to rear of vol.2. and some small dents to front of vol.3. Spines rubbed & faded, spine labels chipped at edges, vol.3. label has some loss. Front hinges of vols 1&3 cracked at bottom. Slight darkening to endpapers. Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. 744 + 384 + 208 + 188 + 564 + 172 + 175pp. With many engraved portraits, views, and 40 hand-coloured Maps by Tallis & Rapkin.
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