The Treasury of Geography, Physical, Historical, Descriptive, and Political; Containing a Succinct Account of Every Country in the World: Preceded by an Introductory Outline of the History of Geography; A Familiar Inquiry into the Varieties of Race and Language a View of the Relations of Geography to Astronomy and an Essay on Physical Geography.
London: Longmans & Green, 1878. New Edition. 8vo, 892pp, superbly bound in tan full calf, gilt spine in six compartments, red & gilt title label, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, gilt outer dentelles, blind tooled inner dentelles. 16 steel engraved plates, 7 maps including Australia, p797-832 covering Australia, with a small supplementary section on the Arctic & Antarctic (with a plate). Just a sweet copy of this little little gem with lovely plates. One of the plates, entitled "Varieties of the Human Race" pictures a European, Chinese, Polynesian, Native Californian, American Indian, Malay, Negro, Hottentot & Australian. Item #12251