HUTTON, Clarke (author and illustrator). A Picture History of Great Discoveries. London; Oxford University Press. 1954.
Tall 4to. Original royal blue cloth-backed pictorial boards, coloured map endpapers, in repeat dustwrapper; pp. [ii] + 62; illustrated throughout in colour with offset lithography; top board slightly sprung otherwise externally fine and clean, internally very good with minor evidence of page turning to lower edge of a few leaves, in an unclipped dustwraper (12s 6d) with overall dust-soiling, some marking to upper panel, heavy rubbing to joints and fraying with small losses to spine ends, with a transparent tab of magi-tape at head.
First edition in this classic series, drawn direct to the plate by Clarke Hutton.