The British Colonies; Their History Extent Condition and Resources: ... 5 parts bound in 2 vols.
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(British North America; Austral-Asia; Islands in the Southern Pacific; British Possessions in Africa; British Possessions in the West Indies and in Southern and Central America). London: J. & F. Tallis n.d. (circa 1851). Sm. 4to. Uniformly bound in original half calf over marbled paper boards (Vol. I rebacked preserving the original spine strip). Spines with raised bands and morocco titling-labels. (xxiv 744 384 208 176pp.). With a fine engraved illustrated title-page (foxed) 20 full-page engraved portraits and 28 double-page engraved maps hand-coloured in outline and each with fine decorative cartouche vignette. Printed in double-column. NOTE: Several editions of this work were published this according to Ferguson being the best. The author was a Member of Her Majesty's Legislative Council in China. The "Tallis" maps in particular are much sought after.
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