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Saturday, September 27, 2008

AGS Around the World Program: Series Overview (1950s)

Welcome to the series overview for the American Geographical Society's Around the World Program, a wonderful set of books published in the 1950s discussing various countries across the globe. How I acquired this set is discussed in my first post, but as I've now added all ten volumes in my possesion, it's now time to give all these posts a hub for the many links associated with these illustrations. From now on, this will be the starting point for the Around the World Program books, and should I acquire more, I'll add them here as well.

Summary: Book Covers
Summary: Title Pages

Illustrations: Belgian Congo (1958)
Illustrations: Burma (1959)
Illustrations: France (1956)
Illustrations: Iran (1958)
Illustrations: Malaya (1958)
Illustrations: Pakistan (1958)
Illustrations: Russia (1958)
Illustrations: Scandinavian Countries (1958)
Illustrations: Surinam (1958)
Illustrations: Virgin Islands (1958)

10 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Dave,
I have been collecting these books for some time now 1st and 2nd Edition and I have a lot. More that 60 i am sure with a few doubles.
I would like to find out how many are actually out there. Do you know the total number of these "around the world program books" produced by the American geographical society?
I see your link that says "10 sets of illustrations and covers". So I wonder the total number.

Chris

If you can reply to

dkh said...

I have 12 sets, unused, all stamps intact :)

dkh said...

I have 12 box sets unopened stamps in all, and in very good condition :) http://renaissance-adventures.com

Chris said...

Hi DKh,
Are you looking to sell them? What ones do you have?

Chris said...

Cannot find them on the site you gave.

Trieu said...

Hi Dave,
I am auction 3 book on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170565220694&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

btorrezblevins said...

i have a large trunk full of these books, all in great condition, looking to sell,,,email at barbjeanblevins@gmail.com

debbie said...

I have a single box set which I would like to sell.
The color stamps are affixed to the pages.
- Islands of the Eastern Mediterranean
- Germany 1960
- Kenya & Uganda 1960
- Indochina 1960
- Egypt & Syria 1960
- Russia 1958
My email is kyradebbie@yahoo.com.

Poppy LeMar said...

I have what I think is a whole collection still all in their envelopes I am interested in selling if anyone is interested email plemar16@hotmail.co.uk

Karelia said...

I have:
* American Geographical Society Around the World Program, booklets 14 x 21 cm (slightly smaller than A5), condition fair, each about a country, mid-1960s, have 15 of these
* Around Australia Program, booklets 14 x 21 cm (slightly smaller than A5), condition fair, each about an aspect of Australia, 1966 published by Nelson Doubleday
If anyone is interested, please let me know.