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1940s Geography Book, "Old World Lands," Vintage Elementary School Book, Man in His World, Illustrations Photos Maps

1940s Geography Book, "Old World Lands," Vintage Elementary School Book, Man in His World, Illustrations Photos Maps

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Vintage hard cover book, no dust jacket, black and white and color illustrations, please read item details
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Old World Lands is an Essential Elementary Geography Book, part of the Man in His World series (Silver Burdett Company, 1947). The book is a fascinating, illustrated look at the people and places on four continents of the Old World: Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It was written by Harlan H. Barrows, Edith Putnam Parker, and Clarence Woodrow Sorensen.

The book is filled with four-color illustrations and black and white photos. There are also lots of maps (in color and B&W). The book is in very good condition. The hardback, cloth covered cover is red with scenes of various lands printed in black on both front and back. There's a little edge and corner wear, but it's basically in very good shape overall. The binding is tight. The inside pages are yellowed, but with no tears and only one mark.

Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches, 346 pp

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