New York: William Evarts Benjamin, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. 11 3/8 X 14 1/4 Inches. 270 PP + 14 (folding) maps at rear. Item #1402
"An essay on the nomenclature of the Old Continents. A critical and bibliographical inquiry into the naming of America and into the growth of the cosmography of the new world..."
"The purpose of this book is to establish the time and place of the naming of America." (from the preface)
#278/281 copies signed by the publisher. Original publisher marbled boards with leather spine and tips. Five raised hubs to spine. Dozens of illustrations and wood-cuts throughout. All 14 folding maps present at rear. Tips are worn. Hinges worn a bit. Wear to edges, especially at crown. FFEP exhibits a hint of chipping at edges. A nice copy overall.