Mineral Resources of Georgia and Caucasia.
Manganese Industry of Georgia.London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1919 Stock Code: 45396
First edition. Ghambashidze was a Georgian mining engineer who had been secretary of the Anglo-Russian Chamber of Commerce in London, and who, using his influential British connections, was instrumental in obtaining the recognition of an Independent Georgia at the Paris Peace Conference. He was a delegate of the short-lived Georgian Government (1918-21) and clearly wrote the present work to stimulate investment from British mining concerns; "the first summary in English of the mineral resources of Georgia and Caucasia, which countries are bound to play a very important part in developing the unlimited resources of the Middle East. It will be found invaluable as a reference book by engineers, financiers, and the general investing public, and also by Government Departments" (from the jacket blurb).
Octavo, original sage green cloth lettered in dark blue on the spine and front board. In the dust jacket.
Folding map and 8 plates.
Light toning, else very good in slightly rubbed jacket, spine mildly tanned, a few very minor edge splits.
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