American Geographical Society - Around the World Program - Afghanistan, Argentina, Italy, Korea, South Africa, Spain
Publisher: American Geographical Society
This is a set of 6 booklets in Very Good condition. Stamps in place for most of them; however, Afghanistan, Korea, and South Africa have only a few stickers in place out of a total of 29 stickers. This set is NOT boxed - NO slipcase.
Description from CollectorsQuest.com June 8, 2008 blog:
The American Geographical Society was established in 1851 as a resource for high-quality geographic information and cartography. From 1955 to 1973, the Around the World Program was written by knowledgeable authors in association with the AGS for the purpose of teaching children about the various countries and continents of the world.
A subscriber would receive books by mail, along with newslettery updates and the draw-pull style storage boxes. The books themselves are half-letter sized, 5oeâ€ by 8oeâ€, and printed in two colors on the internal pages. The interior illustrations may be photos, just black-and-white, or two-tone line illustrations. The color photos were included separately: stapled in each albumâ€™s center was a large folded sheet of labels, gummed on the back and glossy full-color on the front.
Throughout the pages of the book, usually one or two on a page, the subscriber would attach the labels in their proper positions according to the instructions in the empty void.