Three volumes, uniformly bound in three quarter brown leather over matching brown cloth boards. These volumes, on the rare occasions when they show up, tend to be in their original paper wrappers. However, this set is quite special, since it comes from the personal library of the Chief Archivist, V. W. Hiller. His bookplate is in all three volumes.
Minimal wear to the bindings which are in near fine condition. The contents are clean, bright and undamaged – full fine condition, with just a little browning and spotting to the pastedowns.
In the first volume Hiller has tipped in a couple of additional items on glassine sheets – a photograph of himself and the Archives staff, and a deckle-edged postcard sized print of the Archives Coat of Arms. A very scarce set in this condition, and one with superb provenance. Many illustrations, all in outstanding condition.
As an additional bonus, laid in, but obviously not original to the set, is a folded map of the Central African region covered by these archives. It seems to date from 1961 and, while it has clearly become detached from another volume, it is in excellent condition. A unique bundle.
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- Binding Condition: Near Fine
- Overall Condition: Near Fine