The Reader's Reference Atlas of the World, George Philip & Son, 1911
The Reader's Reference Atlas of the World; A Series of 52 Plates, including 17 large scale maps of the British empire, with Gazetteer Index.
Published by George Philip & Son, Ltd with the London Geographical Institute and in Liverpool; Philip, Son & Nephew, Ltd. 1911, 1st edition.
A very substantial early 20th Century atlas with an impressive collection of colour plates. A very good copy after professional restoration. Original covers remounted and binding completely secured. New leather spine with title label. Rubbing and soiling to boards. Gilt title to front cover.
Marbled endpapers. The text and plates are in very good condition with only minor age discoloration. Some professional paper tear repairs in places.
An impressive tome of considerable scarcity. Only 2 copies of this 1911 first edition are listed in major libraries worldwide in Worldcat; The British Library and State Library of Victoria.
Prelims + 54 Plates (52 x maps + 2 x national and mercantile flags) + 26pp Index; Plates are large double page colour spreads.
Dimensions: Approximately 544mm x 360mm x 49mm - approximately 21" x 14" - large folio size (classed as Imperial Folio).
Weight approximately 4.6kg unpacked.