The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources. Robert Montgomery MARTIN.
The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.
The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.
The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.
The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.

The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.

London and New York: J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, 1848.

Eight volumes, large octavo, with numerous plates and maps, some hand-coloured; a very fine, bright set in the original red cloth, spines and front boards richly decorated in gilt.

British overseas dominions illustrated

A set in particularly fine condition. First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin's comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. A former Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, Martin's constantly revised and expanded book is "a work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness" (Hocken), although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it.

A set in particularly fine condition. First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin's comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. A former Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, Martin's constantly revised and expanded book is "a work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness" (Hocken), although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it.

This set, complete in eight parts, is not recorded in Bagnall, Ferguson, or Hocken, although Ferguson's 4822a describes what we take to be a prospectus for this edition.

Price (AUD): $5,850.00  other currencies Ref: #3602406

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