This scarce work is “Rand McNally & Co.’s Universal Atlas of the World” with an 1892 copyright by Rand, McNally & Co. This neat old work is packed full of colored maps, diagrams, and facts on the world and the United States. Inside is even a section of facts and illustrations on the Columbia Exposition World’s Fair, facts, and projections for 1893. There are eight pages on that with some neat illustrations of the buildings Some of the other items inside are: Presidents and Their Cabinets, The Constitution of the United States with Articles and Amendments, Signers of the Declaration of Independence Portraits and Biographical Sketches, color diagrams and comparisons of religions- census info-commerce-population and more, Civil Divisions of the World Arranged by Continents, Notable High Buildings of the World, Flags of Many Nations in color, Chronological Discoveries - Explorations and Important Events, The Solar System in color, Illustrated page highlights of certain cities and national parks, Political Parties in the US and Administrations, all the US states and territories with their seal and topography - climate - brief history - and population, Governments of the World, Countries of the World and Their Geographical Position, towns and cities of each US state and territory including Indian Territory.
This is oversized at app. 14.5”x11”x1.5” with 360 pages. This has cloth over hard-boards. This is in good reading condition with wear, but it is complete! This has cover, edge, spine wear and bumping. There is cloth wear to spine, edges, and corners with splitting to cloth on the back spine and a couple of holes in the cloth in the spine. The cloth is thin and the book is very heavy so though it is not delicate yet - it does need supported when going through it to keep from further deterioration and separation. There is some fading to the gilt on cover. The inside blank page is missing. The title page is quite foxed with torn edges as shown and separation from binding - it is still attached. The book is loosening from the covers and spine. All pages are intact, but the first 33 pages have some loosening at the bottom of the pages from the binding. The binding has cracked at page 128 and 129 but the pages are still secure to each part of the book. There is age toning to the pages. The inside is clean overall with a few pages having a little yellow spotting. Some of the diagrams at the beginning have a brown spot app. 1/3inch oval. A couple of pages have some small foxing at top edge.
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