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Society for the Diffusion of Knowledge.


Published: Edward Stanford, London, 1857

Edition: First Edition

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Together with Plans of the Principal Cities of the World,

Constructed and engraved on steel

And including all the recent geographical geographical discoveries

Compiled from the latest and most authentic sources

Accompanied by an alphabetical index to the modern maps

First edition: 2 volumes, 218 hand coloured engraved maps including 6 star charts, half green morocco with matching green cloth boards, marbled end papers, reinforced cloth hinges, titled gilt on the upper covers and spines with a gilt vignette of the Society’s crest on the upper covers, the leather is worn along the spines and on the corners, all edges gilt, a very good set.

Bound into Volume 11 at the back is the following: Mickleburgh (Rev. James) Index to the principal places in the world [modern] 39 pages.


  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Set
  • Size: Folio (420 x350mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
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  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA

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