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1906-1912 National Geographic Magazine Complete Run of (84) Issues

Lot Number 722

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Adventure awaits! Since its inception in 1888, The National Geographic Society has helped generations explore the globe through geography, archaeology and natural science. This 1906-1912 complete run of (84) issues of the National Geographic magazine is a seldom offered treasury for historians and publication enthusiasts alike. Several maps, panoramic inserts and quality photography associated with the publisher are found throughout these volumes. Some of the more interesting stories include the San Francisco earthquake (1906) and arctic expeditions (1909 and 1910). Also present is the first “yellow cover” issue (February 1910). Over 60% of the issues display either tape residue, reinforced binding, separated covers or writing. Although some of the inner pages display tearing, the majority are relatively crisp and clean. Exceptional library for those with an eye for the very best. Due to size/weight and the fragile nature of the publications, a shipping surcharge will apply. Those who purchase multiple National Geographic lots, please call for a shipping quote. More on our website.

The years and dates on the holders are from the 1980s and do not match the publication releases.

Notes on Issues & Condition:

1906: (much content about San Francisco earthquake throughout) with January (separated front cover with writing), February (re-taped spine with cover writing), May (Mount Vesuvius), August (South America map), September (separated covers), October (Cuba Map);

1907: January (Aerial Locomotion by Alexander Graham Bell, separated front cover with writing, no back cover), March (re-taped spine), May (re-taped spine), June (cover writing), October (Chinese Jews, cover writing), November (loose binding), December (missing back cover, taped spine);

1908: March (re-taped spine), April (Hawaii), May (writing on cover), June (writing on cover), September (taped front cover with missing back cover), October (tape on spine);

1909: January (writing on cover with notching), March (Map of Africa), April (Earthquake), June (Alaska Expedition), July (Alaska Illustrations), August (separated binding), September (cover stamping with tape residue), October (North Polar Map), November (partially torn cover), December (separated cover with missing back cover);

1910: February (first yellow cover), March (South Pole), June (partially separated binding), July (Slavery, writing on taped binding), August (writing on binding), September (cover writing), October (separated covers), November (tape reinforced spine), December (tape reinforced spine);

1911: January (writing on binding and cover stamping), February (Panama Canal), April (Sahara Panorama, writing on binding), May (Map of Mexico, cover writing), June (Canadian Rockies Panorama), October (stamped cover), November (separated front cover), December (re-taped binding);

1912: January (Mediterranean Map, stamped cover), February (Panama Canal Supplement), June (National Parks Map), August (separated covers), September (Head-Hunters, taped spine with writing), October (China Map, separated front cover), December (separated covers)

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