The rare blue and gold 1988 first edition hardback "The Times Family Atlas of the World" is in good to great condition. The gorgeous map book boasts colorful and highly detailed information. Some of the information found in this world atlas hardback book includes population density, states and territories, distance chart, and a pronunciation section.
Please note that the pictures have been enhanced for clarity and sharpness.
We are noting the rarity of this beautiful book because of its "First Edition" year - 1988.
There does not appear to be any marks, missing pages, or tears in or on "The Times Family Atlas of the World" book. There are some little smudges or fingerprints on a couple of the pages. They are very hard to notice. Also, there is no dust jacket with this world atlas hardback book. There are some vintage wear and rub places on the book - mainly on the edges and covers. There are some white like marks on the covers that may appear to be faint in the pictures. They are more toward the bottoms of the covers. The top of the back cover has a couple of small indented places on the top edge. The pages are intact. While the spine has some wear, this impressive world atlas hardback book is very readable.
The decorative possibilities for this amazing blue and gold world atlas are many. The colors work together in such a way that they help the book boldly stand out on a shelf. The personal library would be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful book. Also, the size and interesting contents found in this unique world atlas make it an instant winner as a coffee or accent table decoration. Finally, the entryway table or display shelf would be another place to show off the inner beauty of this gorgeous book.
The collector will appreciate this 1988 hardback "The Times Family Atlas of the World" for its interesting contents and 1988 first edition date.
The rare 1988 first edition hardback "The Times Family Atlas of the World" weighs 46.7 oz.
The blue and gold first edition hardback world atlas measures 12.5" tall x 9 1/8" wide x 7/8" thick.
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