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Timeless Treasures Currency, Collectibles, Jewelry & Memorabilia Valley View, OH (Closed #19307009)

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1905-1913 National Geographic Magazine Bound Book Lot Machu Picchu Peru Discover

Scarce Collection of the First Nat Geo Mags to have Photographs

  Lot # 13
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Collection of rare antique National Geographic hardcover books. 

Thirteen books total. They contain every National Geographic Magazine from 1907-1913 and a half years worth from 1905 and 1906. 
The three green bound books are full years for 1907, 1908 and 1909.
National Geographic was a text-based scientific journal about geography until 1905, when the magazine published a photo essay on Tibet. So these are the oldest issues of National Geographic that contain photos.

I have read and been told that there were only 200 of this set printed but I am not certain.
The brown binding is unusual; it may even be a unique or much smaller private run.

Very rare to have this many National Geographic books this old together.
Each book is full of 150-280 high quality photos, illustrations and maps with accompanying text.

The 1913 Machu Picchu Peru discovery issue book sells for $200 or more alone.

Look into this one and you will see the replacement value of this set is enormous.


  • Condition Condition is Good-Very Good they appear to be largely unread (crisp pages), covers have some wear
  • Size Books are 9 3/4 x 7"
  • Shipping Yes
  • Location Valley View

  • Lot # 13
  • System ID # 19428584
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