The World of To-Day [Today] in Six Volumes - Complete. A Survey of the Lands and Peoples of the Globe As Seen in Travel and Commerce.

By: Hope Moncrieff A. R.

Price: £65.00

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This is one of those art deco/art nouveau turn of the century sets that Gresham did so well. Published in 6 Volumes and was "issued quarterly .... . Handsomely bound in cloth, at 8s. Net per volume ...." . So states a bound in 'flyer' to the front of the book. This particular set was covered in plain white 'dust covers' and has preserved the six volumes in Superb fashion. The set is bound in a blue based cloth with a linear design in white, with the title and numbering blocked in Bright gilt to the spine, and the title and an outlined globe filled in in gilt to the front board. Many of these lovely period designs by Gresham Publishing ( a subsidiary of Blackie and Co) were created by now famous artists, and in particular by Talwin Morris who became Greshams Art director. I have no idea who actually designed this set (Keogh's state Archie Campbell? ) but this particular Set is Overall NEAR Fine. There are, unfortunately some light old damp spotting/patches to the covers - NOT to the spines - the set looks wonderful on the shelf, - but the main flaw is to the Rear of Volume one, where it has obviously been stored against a damp area. Apart from this there are 2 lighter spots to the foot of the spine to Vols 1 and 3, o/wise the set is near 'AS NEW' and looks Bright and Shining! Internally FINE, the 6 volume set is illustrated beautifully throughout with black and white printed photographs, tissue guarded and captioned full page colour plates, and folding colour maps. ALL hinges tight and secure. Each volume is a tall 4to, and each is full of fascinating info for the reader, the student and the researcher alike. No Inscriptions or other Marks. Images available if required. This is a Very Overweight/Heavy 6 volume set and may require Extra postage depending on your location. One of the nicest, Brightest Gresham sets I've seen in a while. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall

Title: The World of To-Day [Today] in Six Volumes - Complete. A Survey of the Lands and Peoples of the Globe As Seen in Travel and Commerce.

Author Name: Hope Moncrieff A. R.

Categories: Foreign Travel. Exploration, Europe, Illustrated, Bindings, Wales/Welsh, Natural History, Architecture. Art. Crafts, Archaeology. 'Classic' Studies, Middle East/Egypt, Australia. New Zealand, etc, History & Politics. Churchill, India/Burma/Asia, N & S. America/ USA, Anthropology. Genealogy, Africa . S. Africa, Geology/Earth Sciences, Ireland. Scotland. Celtic, Agriculture. Farming. Forestry, Transport. Railways. Motoring, Education,

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Publisher: London, Gresham Publishing (A Subsidiary of Blackie and Co): 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 112870

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