Vintage ATLAS of IRKUTSK with 100 MAPS - RUSSIAN USSR BOOK
ATLAS of the IRKUTSK REGION.
1962 Atlas of the Irkutsk Region of Russian Siberia. Vintage USSR / Soviet Union Atlas.
Published in Moscow, USSR, 1962. TEXT IN RUSSIAN.
Hardcovers, green cloth covered boards titled in gilt on the front cover and spine with small blind embossed map of the Irkutsk region on the front cover, 8x14 inches, 182 pages.
Filled with COLOR MAPS, both single and double page, plus some photographs and associated text.
Copy of Geologist-Climatologist George R. Rumney, with an Irkutsk address! His name, date and location are at the top of the front free endpaper: "George R. Rumney, (?) 1967, IRKUTSK, USSR."
VERY GOOD condition, gilt titling on the spine and front cover is rubbed and mostly faded, the cover corners are bumped, the boards are lightly sunned and have a few scrapes; internally very nice, just lightly used, all the pages and maps are still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.
What RISK player alive hasn't heard of IRKUTSK and wondered, as they piled up their troops on the gameboard, just where and what the hell was IRKUTSK? Now, with this rare, vintage Irkutsk Atlas, you can be the envy of RISK players worldwide!
About GEORGE R. RUMNEY, previous owner of this copy (from the University of Connecticut website):
******George R. Rumney, emeritus professor of geography, died April 25, 2009, aged 94. He joined the University in 1948 and taught at UConn for 35 years.
Highlights of his career include re-establishing the Department of Geography as a separate department (originally established in 1931, it had incorporated geology in 1940); founding the Marine Sciences Institute at the Avery Point Campus; and his publications: CLIMATOLOGY AND THE WORLD'S CLIMATES; THE GEOSYSTEM: DYNAMIC INTEGRATION OF LAND, SEA, AND AIR; and the HISTORY OF CLIMATOLOGY.******