New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1873. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. , 8-15, , 2-534,  (pages of publisher's advertisements) pp., illustrated with twenty-seven brightly-colored maps with several other diagrams and figures adorning the text. Brick-red cloth, beveled-edge boards, stamped in black with a gilt decoration on the front board, spine lettered in gilt. Elisee Reclus was an important naturalist and geographer, with his key work first published in France as La Terre, Description des Phénomènes de la Vie du Globe. This is the first American edition of his work, containing the second part of Reclus' magnum opus ("Elisee Reclus", Encyclopaedia Brittanica). Very Good. Item #00008164
Former owner's bookplate, tiny dampstain to the bottom textblock and gutter, with a minuscule tear to the free front endpaper.