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  • COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology. by Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    London: Thos. Cook & Son, 1921. Hardcover - With nine maps (Eight large folding maps plus one in the pocket at the rear), and 182 illustrations in the text and two in the supplement. Includes a 28 page 1925 supplement bound in at the front, which focuses on the recent discovery and opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb, but also includes other recent excavations in Egypt and the Sudan; Egypt in 1924-25 and the Sudan in 1923-25. Index, advertisements. 28, vv, 956 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original maroon flexible cloth covers, gilt titling on the spine and front cover, marbled endpapers and all edges, green silk book marker bound in.

    Book ID: 68846
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  • NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A New York City Atlas by Solnit, Rebecca and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
    Solnit, Rebecca and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
    NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A New York City Atlas

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The third and final book in Solnit's highly praised atlas tr+ilogy - The San Fransisco Chronicle described it as "eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays" while another review commented that ""The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse." (Jewish Daily Forward) and the NY Times noted that "The maps themselves are things of beauty... a document of its time, of our time." Included are twenty-six colorful and imaginative maps and informative essays, which explore all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. Among the contributors are (more)

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The third and final book in Solnit's highly praised atlas tr+ilogy - The San Fransisco Chronicle described it as "eccentric and inspiring, a nimble work of social history told through colorful maps and corresponding essays" while another review commented that ""The sum of it all is, like New York itself, overwhelming, alluring and dazzlingly diverse." (Jewish Daily Forward) and the NY Times noted that "The maps themselves are things of beauty... a document of its time, of our time." Included are twenty-six colorful and imaginative maps and informative essays, which explore all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. Among the contributors are
    Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Barry Lopez, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna and many more. Illustrated with both black and white and color photographs in addition to the maps. SIGNED by Solnit on the half title page, and uncommon thus. Winner of the 2017 Brendan Gill Prize from the Municipal Arts Society of New York. Notes on contributors. Tall format. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0520285958.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 84727
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  • MAPS AND MAP-MAKERS. by Tooley, R. V.
    Tooley, R. V.
    MAPS AND MAP-MAKERS.

    Edition: Revised edition, first thus.

    New York: Crown, (1982.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1949, this was one of the first general works on the subject by a leading London antiquarian book and map dealer, designed to be a guide for students and collectors. "Gives full information and illustrations of the principal map-makers and map publishers and their work from the earliest times to the 19th century, combining an appreciation of the popular decorative side of early maps with historical and bibliographical notes." Illustrated with 104 black and white reproductions and color plates. Index. 140 pp. ISBN: 0-517533030.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (upper corners bumped, short tear in dj near spine,)

    Book ID: 52260
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  • (Wilson, James, Secretary Department of Agriculture)
    SPECIAL REPORT ON THE BEET-SUGAR INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1898. Hardcover first edition - Includes a report of the chemist who has been working on sugar experiments and a field report on every beet-sugar growing area in the US. Illustrated with 2 large colored folded maps. Index. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 88531
    Keywords: Agriculture, maps
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