Title: Man The World Over Vol. 2
Author: C.C. Carter, H.C. Brentnall
Illustrator: Marion Rivers-Moore, R.H. Sherbourn
Year: 1939
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Basil Blackwell
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: This extremely rare geography textbook – published a mere 7 months before the outbreak of the Second World War – provides a fascinating insight into how the world looked like towards the end of 1930s. Split into no less than 31 chapters, the second volume focuses on North America, Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, and the U.S.S.R.

Copiously illustrated with evocative b&w line drawings, maps, and photographs – including one showing aerobics Soviet style: a group of men and women exercise in a field to the strains of an aged countrywoman playing the accordion!

Taking into account its age and previous life in the classroom, the book is in remarkably good condition. Admittedly, the cover is stained and bowed, but internally the book is very well preserved: the pages haven't a jot of foxing (largely owing to the high-quality, glossy paper on which they were printed) and are completely free of annotations or any other marking. The binding is tight. The only caveats are a number of lightly dog-eared pages towards the front, and a negligible stain on page 26. The previous owner has neatly signed their name on the fep.

A very rare survivor.

Measures 21 cm × 15 cm (8.4" × 6"). 8vo. 263 pp.

Price: £23.00

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