This is a lot of TWO (volume 1 & 2) 1st edition books in beautiful condition and packed with illustrations & engravings and TEN incredible fold out maps from. Volume 1 (1880) has good tight binding with some wear to the hard cover edges, normal for age. There is no writing on the pages but has some discoloration throughout. The top right of the spine is chipped.
The pages are tightly bound to themselves with the front and back pages a little bit more loose with the inside paper flaps being pulled away(visible in photos). Volume 2 (1881) is about the exact same. The ten fold out maps are all intact with small tears on the folds, but are very minimal. The cover photo shows the books with the largest fold out map below them that is too big to fit into a normal photo, but is almost 5 feet long! These are truly rare and beautiful books, only being seen for sale by Christie's.
I have shown all flaws in the photos, so please review those carefully for best idea of condition. Please message me with any questions. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "auntiques_industrial" and is located in this country: US.