[GEORGE PHILIP & SON, LTD.] The Harmsworth Atlas and Gazetteer. 500 Maps and Diagrams in Colour, with Commercial Statistics and Gazetteer Index of 105,000 Names. London: Carmelite House, [c. 1910].

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Folio, (15 7/8 x 11 ½ inches). Vignette title page (first few leaves a bit spotted). 119 chromolithographed maps on 210 sheets, frontispiece, chromolithographed “European Flags” and “American, Asiatic & African Flags.” Original publisher’s green morocco, green cloth, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt (expertly rebacked to style, extremities rubbed).

Provenance: From the distinguished library of Christopher Henry Beaumont Pease, Lord Wardington (1924-2005), his sale, Sotheby’s, October 18, 2005. With the binder’s ticket of Slatter & Rose to front pastedown.

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First edition, second issue. “The maps are of particular interest as they depict the new communications of the world by cable, telegraph and steamship and railways, the products of a particular area, and the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, Canada and Australia” (Wardington Catalogue). The maps include: “The Old World Showing British Possessions & Trade Routes,” “Atlantic Ocean: Cables & Ocean Depths,” various maps of the United States of America, “West Indies & Central America: Industries & Communications,” and several maps of Australia. Also includes the 32-page “Maps and Diagrams of the World’s Commerce,” with numerous illustrations. Founded in 1834, George Philip & Son is one of the oldest publishers in the United Kingdom, specializing in atlases and maps.

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