Lands and Peoples the World in Color Set of Five Helen Hynson Merrick (Editor)The Grolier Society 1951

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Embark on a global journey with the Lands and Peoples: The World in Color set, a comprehensive seven-volume collection published in 1951 by The Grolier Society. This captivating series offers an in-depth look at the geography, culture, and people of various regions around the world, enriched with an array of black-and-white photographs with a selection in color, providing a vivid portrayal of each destination.

From the British Isles to Latin America, and from the bustling cities of Central Europe to the distant lands of Southern Asia, these books cover an extensive range of topics and areas. Each hardcover volume boasts art deco-sculpted covers, featuring beautifully embossed images that reflect the essence of the countries discussed within its pages. The set includes:

  1. Volume 1: British Isles and Western Europe, 384 pages
  2. Volume 2: Baltic States and Central Europe, 384 pages
  3. Volume 3: The Near and the Middle East, 384 pages
  4. Volume 4: Southern Asia and the Far East (384 pages)
  5. Volume 5: Africa, Australia, and Southern Islands (385 pages)

These volumes are bound in shades of blue with gold lettering. Despite wear on the book covers and a specific issue with Volume 5's cover, the collection remains a great addition to any library, offering timeless knowledge and a window into the world's diverse cultures and landscapes.


  • Publisher: The Grolier Society
  • Year: 1951
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good, with minor stains on covers. scroll interview scroll in and view The photos.

Four Key Features:

  1. Extensive Coverage: Explores regions across the globe through detailed articles and photographs.
  2. Art Deco Covers: Beautifully embossed covers with gold lettering.
  3. Educational Value: Provides in-depth knowledge on geography, culture, and peoples.
  4. Collector's Item: A valuable set for collectors interested in vintage encyclopedias.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Lands and Peoples set is not just a collection of books but a bridge to the world's myriad cultures and histories. It serves as a testament to the richness of our planet's landscapes and the diversity of its inhabitants, making it an invaluable resource for readers of all ages interested in expanding their global perspective.


This vintage set shows signs of wear consistent with its age. Please see the photos for a detailed look, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or additional pictures.

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