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LANDSCAPE As Developed by the Processes of Normal Erosion.
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LANDSCAPE As Developed by the Processes of Normal Erosion.

By Cotton, C. A.

Christchurch, New Zealand: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, (1948)., (1948).. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth in a dust wrapper. The cloth of the covers is slightly bubbled along the spine. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with a tiny piece out of the midsection of its spine & with some creasing to its edges. [xii], & 509 pages. Color frontispiece & profuse photographic illustrations, maps & diagrams in black & white. Very good in a good dust wrapper. "Second edition / Revised and greatly enlarged".

$15.00

TOPOLOGY. Translated from the German by Siegfried Moran.

By Schubert, Horst.

Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., (1968)., (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. 358 pages. Illustrated with mathematical formulas & diagrams. The fore-edge is lightly soiled. Very good. <p>First American edition.

$15.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY JOHN GREENOUGH.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY JOHN GREENOUGH.

By Greenough, John. (1846-1934). President of the American Geographical Society 1916-1925, Honorary President 1925-1934.

[New York]: December 12, [1919]., [1919].. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling one side of a 6-7/8 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide sheet of light gray note paper. Signed "John Greenough". There is a hole punched in the top left corner of the note paper with a small piece out of the top edge. Folded once for mailing. Very good. In December 1919 tour manager James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau wrote to a number of distinguished citizens inviting them to be named as members of a committee to welcome Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck to America and to attend his first lecture at Carnegie Hall on January 2nd, 1920. John Greenough, President of the American Geographical Society, replies: "I would say that I shall be glad to have you use my name & am sorry that a dinner engagement prevents me from being present on the occasion."

$25.00

DAR ES SALAAM, THE PORT AND ITS TRIBUTARY AREA. (Cover title).
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DAR ES SALAAM, THE PORT AND ITS TRIBUTARY AREA. (Cover title).

By Hance, William A.; and van Dongen, Irene S.

Association of American Geographers, 1958., 1958.. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED WITH HER INITIALS BY IRENE S. VAN DONGEN - Small quarto [approximately 10-1/4 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide] softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The wraps are foxed with some tiny gray marks to the rear wrap. Pages 419-435, including inside rear wrap. Illustrated in black & white with photographic illustrations, maps & plans. The front edges of the last 2 leaves are very slightly chipped, creased & foxed. Very good. First separate edition.Reprinted from Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 48, December 1958, No. 4, pages 419-435. "This article is the seventh in a series on ports of middle Africa prepared under a Columbia University contract with the U. S. Office of Naval Research, Geography Branch" [Footnote to page 419].Inscribed by Irene S. van Dongen to geographer Vincent Kotschar and signed with her initials: "To Vincent, with thanks for his excellent drafting. / ISVD". Kotschar's printed signature is on several of the article's maps and plans.

$50.00

A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; EXHIBITING THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SEVERAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD: And Containing, I. The Figures, Motions, and Distances, of the Planets, according to the Newtonian System, and the latest Observations. ... XII. The Longitude, Latitude, Bearings, and Distances of principal Places from London. To which are added, I. A Geographical Index, with the Names of Places alphabetically arranged. II. A Table of the Coins of all Nations, and their Value in English Money. III. A Table of Weights and Measures. IV. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events, from the Creation to the present Time. By William Guthrie, Esq. The Astronomical Part by James Ferguson, FRS. To which have been added, The Late Discoveries of Dr Herschel, and other eminent Astronomers. Illustrated with A Correct set of Maps, engraved in a very superior manner, by Kirkwood & Sons.
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A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND COMMERCIAL GRAMMAR; EXHIBITING THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SEVERAL KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD: And Containing, I. The Figures, Motions, and Distances, of the Planets, according to the Newtonian System, and the latest Observations. ... XII. The Longitude, Latitude, Bearings, and Distances of principal Places from London. To which are added, I. A Geographical Index, with the Names of Places alphabetically arranged. II. A Table of the Coins of all Nations, and their Value in English Money. III. A Table of Weights and Measures. IV. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events, from the Creation to the present Time. By William Guthrie, Esq. The Astronomical Part by James Ferguson, FRS. To which have been added, The Late Discoveries of Dr Herschel, and other eminent Astronomers. Illustrated with A Correct set of Maps, engraved in a very superior manner, by Kirkwood & Sons.

By Guthrie, William; Ferguson, James.

Edinburgh: Printed by J. Moir, Royal Bank Close, for C. Mitchel and Co. Perth, 1807., 1807.. Fair. - Thick octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. Bound in full tan calf with raised bands and a gilt title label on the spine. The rubbed & scuffed covers are detached and the darkened spine is rubbed and chipped with some of the leather chipped away from the tail of the spine. Xii & 897 pages, illustrated with 22 folding maps. The pages are darkened with some occasional minor staining. There is a tear to the front edge of page [i], a tear through page 305 (without loss) and tears to the top edges of 3 leaves with a small hole to page 689. The first map is detached, though present, and several of the maps are torn & chipped, with some loss to a couple of the maps. A complete copy. Following is a description of the 22 folding maps, with brief descriptions of the condition of each:1. "Eastern Hemisphere". This map is detached with some minor chips to the edges of the folds and minor dampstaining along the top edge.2. "Western Hemisphere". This map has a couple of tiny tears at the edges and minor faint dampstaining along the top.3. "Europe". This map is darkened with creases chips and tears to the edges, some early paper & paste tape repairs from the verso and a small piece out from the front edge.4. "Sweden / Denmark / Norway". This map has a couple of long tears along the folds, without any loss.5. "Russia". This map has a small creased tear to one edge and minor faint dampstaining to the other edge.6. "Scotland". This maps is sadly mutilated with a large piece torn away from the top.7. "England & Wales". This map has several tears along the folds and one section has been reinforced with stitches.8. "Ireland". This map has but a few minor chips and minor foxing to the edges.9. "France". This map has but a few minor chips & tiny tears to the edges with light dampstaining to the top edge.10. "Holland". There is a long tear to the top edge of this map, though without any loss.11. "Germany". There is minor dampstaining to one edge and there are short tears to the edges, mostly at the folds, one of which has been discreetly repaired with paper & paste from the verso.12. "Prussia". In very nice condition.13. "Switzerland". In very nice condition.14. "Spain and Portugal". The left edge of this map is heavily dampstained with a chip out from that edge. The bottom edge is also slightly roughed at left and there is a vertical tear along the left edge with evidence of an early attempt to repair the tear from the verso with paper & paste.15. "Italy". This map is in very nice condition.16. "Turkey in Europe and Hungary". This map is in very nice condition.17. "Asia". There are a few short tears to the right edge and a longer tear along one of the folds, without any loss.18. "Hindostan". There is a long tear to the top edge, without any loss.19. "Africa". The top edge is slightly darkened.20. "North America". There are minor chips to the bottom and to the right edges of this map with a short tear to the left edge and some dampstaining along the edges.21. "South America". There is some minor faint dampstaining to the edges.22. "West Indies". There is some minor dampstaining to the bottom edge of this otherwise very nice map.

$250.00

PICTURE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC.
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PICTURE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC.

By Thoren, Ragnar, Captain, Royal Swedish Navy (Retired).

Amsterdam/London/New York: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1969., 1969.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-3/4 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], blue buckram in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the rear cover is lightly creased. The dust jacket is lightly chipped with a few small creases & its spine is slightly faded. xii & 449 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including a few maps. Very good. First edition.A geography of the Arctic, including the Arctic Ocean, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, the Soviet Union and the arctic regions of Scandinavia.

$25.00

THE ARCTIC YEAR.

By Freuchen, Peter; and Salomonsen, Finn.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1958)., (1958).. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth with a vignette of a polar bear in white on the front cover. There is some light rubbing to the binding with a small area of spotting to the front cover. Half-title, title, [2] leaves & 438 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings, including maps & head-pieces. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Laid in are publicity photos of the co-authors.

$10.00

ELEMENTS OF MAP PROJECTION / With Applications to Map and Chart Construction. U.S. Department of Commerce / Coast and Geodetic Survey. Special Publication No. 68.

By Deetz, Charles H.; and Adams, Oscar S.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945., 1945.. Very good. - Large octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The binding is lightly bumped with the spine & extremities darkened. The rear panel is rubbed with some small stains & there is a tear to the rear joint & the tail of the spine. 226 pages. The fore-edge is foxed. Illustrated with numerous full-page & textual maps, diagrams & tables and with 15 folding maps in the rear. Very good. <p>Fifth edition, revised.

$10.00

A CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF NORTHERN FOXE BASIN, N.W.T.

By Crowe, Keith J.

Ottawa: Northern Science Research Group Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Small quarto [8-1/2 inches by 11 inches] soft covers bound in black & white decorative wraps with a white plastic strip. The wraps are lightly rubbed & soiled with the corners lightly creased & with minor pencil markings to the front wrap. xii & 130 pages with 3 mechanically reproduced leaves of errata laid in. The top page corners are lightly creased. Black- and-white diagrams, maps & photographic illustrations. Ex-library with a handwritten sticker & 2 library stamps on the front wrap. Good.

$10.00

WINTER IN FINLAND

By Mead, W. R.; and Smeds, Helmer

London: Hugh Evelyn, (1967).. (1967).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped with its flaps slightly darkened. 144 pages. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front endpaper. Black-and-white photographic illustrations, maps and diagrams. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p> A study of the sub-arctic climate of Finland with a winter lasting six months or more: how it affects the Finnish people and how they have adapted to it.

$10.00

A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED, with nice content regarding the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island.
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A 2-PAGE TYPED LETTER SIGNED, with nice content regarding the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island.

By Boggs, Samuel Whittemore. American Geographer, author of "International Boundaries...." (1940) and Special Adviser on Geography to the Department of State.

Washington, December 5, 1947., 1947.. Very good. - sc - Over 700 words typed on 2 pages of 10-1/2 inch high by 8 inch wide paper with the "Department of State" letterhead, with its seal, printed in blue at the top of the first page. In his letter addressed to George P. Bogue, an architect in East Machias Maine, the geographer addresses the boundary between Main and New Brunswick and the ownership of the Machias Seal Island: "It should be explained, perhaps, that Machias Seal Island does not constitute a problem relating to the United States-Canada boundary. The unresolved problem concerning Machias Seal Island is whether sovereignty over the island accrues to the United States or to Canada by virtue of territorial provisions contained in the treaty of peace of 1783, with Great Britain, or whether the island belongs to Canada through occupation and use during the past 100 years or more, said occupation never having been protested by the Government of the United States." Boggs goes on to elaborate on the terms of the "Definitive Treaty of Peace" of 1783 which would give sovereignty of the island to the United States, though the Department of State has made no claims on the island and is aware that Canada maintains a lighthouse and fog signal on it. Signed "S.W. Boggs". The two pages are stapled together at top left and have been folded for mailing. There are creases to the corners and to the edges with a tiny chip to the top right edge of the first page. Very good. <p>The American geographer Samuel Whittemore Boggs was the author of "International Boundaries: A Study of Boundary Functions and Problems", published by Columbia University Press in 1940. He was Special Adviser on Geography to the Department of State.<p>Fogbound for many days of the year, the Machias Seal Island is a barren island in the Gulf of Maine located Southeast of Cutler Head, Maine and Southwest of Southwest Head, New Brunswick. Both Canada and the United States claim sovereignty though the Canadian Coast Guard staffs a lighthouse on the island which was first constructed in 1832. It is believed that it may possibly be a continuation of the Grand Manan series of Islands. Grand Manan was given to Canada in 1817 by a joint commission which interpreted boundaries determined by the 1814 Treaty of Ghent. A sanctuary for seals and seabirds, the island has been protected as a sanctuary by the Canadian Wildlife Service under its designation as the Machias Seal Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

$95.00

LANDMARKS OF MAPMAKING: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers. Maps chosen and displayed R. V. Tooley / Text written by Charles Bricker / Preface by Gerald Roe Crone

By Bricker, Charles

Amsterdam/Brussels: Elsevier, 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Small folio, 16-1/4 inches high by 11 inches wide. Hardcover in dust jacket. Bound in light gray buckram titled in gilt with decorations in white & gilt on the spine & with a device stamped in white & gilt on the front cover, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the front cover are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is chipped with some short tears. The glassine surface is chipped & rubbed away from the upper halves of the panels, which are somewhat darkened & soiled. 276 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout with color and black & white illustrations, 4 black & white folding maps and 10 superb color folding maps. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>International Book Society edition.

$35.00

SURTSEY (Evolution of Life on a Volcanic Island)

By Fridriksson, Sturla

New York/Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & the front panel is soiled & spotted. [x] & 198 pages. Illustrated in black & white & color. Near fine in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.

$15.00

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

By Uttley, Alison

London: Robert Hale Limited, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is lightly bumped with some light spotting to the front cover & soiling to the rear cover. The bottom edge of the rear cover & the tail of the spine are dampstained. xxvi & 415 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a folding map & full-page photographic illustrations. Ex-library with the American Geographical Society's acquisition label on the front pastedown, its blind stamp on the title page & a library pocket on the rear pastedown. Good. <p>First edition.<p>This is a title in the County Book Series which devotes volumes to Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and to each English county.

$10.00

EAST LONDON: The East and North-East Boroughs of London and Greater London

By Sinclair, Robert

London: Robert Hale Limited, (1950).. (1950).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is bumped with some light spotting to the covers. xiv, [ii] & pages 17-416. Illustrated in black & white with maps & full-page photographic illustrations. The contents are very good. <p>First edition. Review copy sent to the American Geographical Society with the publisher's printed note laid in. The Society's label and library pocket are on the front pastedown with its blind stamp on the title page.<p>This is a title in the County Book Series which devotes volumes to Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and to each English county, as well as the London boroughs.

$15.00

MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY. Reprinted from the American Meteorological Journal, August and September, 1891.

By Rotch, A. Lawrence.

[Ann Arbor, MI]: American Meteorological Journal, 1891., 1891.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed brown wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. There are small pieces out of the corners of the wraps & the bottom edge of the front wrap is chipped. Pages [147]-158 and [193]-211 with an errata slip bound in. Illustrated with black-and-white charts & graphs. There is a short tear to the bottom edge of the 1st leaf & the page corners are very lightly bumped. Good. <p>"Extracts from a series of three lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute of Boston in 1891."

$10.00

BARRIER ISLANDS / From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico

By Leatherman, Stephen P.; editor

New York: Academic Press, 1979.. 1979.. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in red on the front cover & spine. The covers are very lightly bumped. xiv & 325 pages. There are few tiny stains to the front edge of the front endpaper. Illustrated in black & white with maps, diagrams, graphs & photographic illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition. Scarce.

$50.00

FINLAND AND ITS GEOGRAPHY. An American Geographical Society Handbook

By Platt, Raye R.; editor

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pierce / Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1955).. (1955).. Good. - Large octavo, teal cloth. The binding is lightly bumped with a tiny stain to the rear cover and the spine & extremities are faded. xxv & 510 pages. The book is lightly cracked at the half-title. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & maps. Good. <p>First edition.

$10.00

DELLA OPPORTUNITA SPECIALE DELL'ISTMO DI SUEZ Nella Quistione del Meridiano Geografico Universale

By De Luca, Ferdinando

(Napoli: R. Accademia delle Scienze Fisiche e Matematiche di Napoli, 1865).. 1865).. Good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover, printed self-wraps. 10 pages. There is a piece out of the top corner of each leaf & the bottom corners are bumped. There is light creasing to the leaves with a horizontal crease to each leaf where the pamphlet has been folded. There is a repaired tear to the front edge of each leaf at the fold. Ex-library with a library blind stamp and a discard stamp on the title. Good only. <p>Inscribed along the top of the title page and signed "l'autore".<p>Ferdinando De Luca [1785-1869] was a Naples geographer and mathematician. This text, which is in Italian, with some passages in French, advocates a universal meridian, which would be recognized by all countries.

$125.00

THE GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW. October, 1961

By Fairchild, Wilma B.; editor

New York: The American Geographical Society of New York, 1961.. 1961.. Very good. - Large octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The spine is darkened. There is a light crease to the front wrap. The rear wrap is lightly bumped with some light creasing & with a short tear to its front edge. [ii] & pages [469]-612. Black-and-white illustrations with a large folding color map in a pocket at the rear. There is some light foxing to the last page. Very good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "Satsuma Oranges in Ocho-Mura: A Study of Specialized Cash Cropping in Southwestern Japan", "Population Changes in Iceland", "The Changing Railroad Pattern in Mainland China" and "Captain James Cook's Discovery of the Antarctic Continent?".

$15.00

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