Histoire de la Géographie.
Et des Découvertes Géographiques depuis les Temps les plus Reculés jusqu'a nos Jours. [together with] Atlas Dressé pour l'Histoire de la Géographie etc.Paris, Hachette et Cie., 1873 & 1874 Stock Code: 117631
NotesFirst edition of Saint-Martin's study of geography's history.
Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin (1802-1897) was a French geographer, historian and writer who also produced several works of history and a 25-volume translation of the works of Walter Scott. He "developed the taste for geographic knowledge, at a time when, in Paris, no one much cared for it and his works greatly contributed to the popularisation of geographical knowledge" (Claparède).
Provenance: ownership stamp of A. Burnsu to title page; from the collection of Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist and colonial officer, with his widow's bequest plate to Bath Public Library dated 1920 to the front pastedowns, and associated shelf-marks and blindstamps to the text as usual.
2 volumes, large octavo text (265 x 168 mm), and folio atlas (434 x 313 mm). Near-contemporary red half morocco, titles in gilt on spines, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, blue endpapers.
13 tinted lithographic maps including 11 double-page, all but one with outline hand-colour.
Light wear to extremities, occasional light foxing and spotting, small marginal closed tears sometime repaired to first few leaves of atlas, a few early annotations in ink and pencil, a very good copy.
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