Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1879. American Edition. Hardcover. Maps + 70pp. Elephant folio [46 cm] 3/4 red leather with red pebbled cloth covered boards, raised bands, gilt stamped designs on the spine and covers, and gilt stamped titles. All edges gilt. Fair. The edges of the covers are heavily rubbed. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The text block has almost completely come away from the covers.Extra charges apply on this item due to weight. Item #18087
Embracing the latest discoveries, new boundaries, and other changes. The publishing company states, "The publishing house of Adam and Charles Black was founded in 1807 when Adam Black opened his own bookshop shortly after his twenty-third birthday. Originally the company was based in Edinburgh where many booksellers were also publishers and all publishers were booksellers."