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The Exploration of the World. Three Volume Set
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1879-81. First Edition. Hardcover. First US hardcover edition. The set includes: 1) Famous Travels and Travelers; xviii, 432pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements starting with Hector Servadac; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, and with fac-similes of ancient drawings; fraying to spine head, rubbing to spine heel and corner tips; a very good+ copy. 2) The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century; xvi, 409pp + 4pp of publisher's advertisements; original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gold and black on the front panel and on the spine panel; with illustrations by Benett, Philippoteaux, Matthis, and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, rubbing to extremities, small stain to front panel, corner tear to front free endpaper; a very good copy. 3) The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century; xv, 378pp; original brown pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the side panel; with illustrations by Benett, and 57 fac-similes from early manuscripts and maps by Matthis and Morieu; fraying to spine head, light rubbing to extremities, number on front pastedown endpaper, pencil inscription on flyleaf; a very good+ copy. Overall a nice set, better than usually found. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde C11. Taves and Michaluk V067. ; Octavo .
      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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