Charity Shop Treasure: Reader’s Digest World Atlas

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A few days ago I posted this blog about finding a childhood book. What I didn’t mention is that on the same day I found this as well. The same edition of an atlas my parents have. Again I squealed with delight when I saw it as it was another book I used to sit and pour over as child.

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Obviously being a 1968 print,  it’s slight out of date in terms of names and places as you can see from this photo of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic!  But that just adds to its appeal,  seeing how the world has changed

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The illustrations are beautiful and it was a real delight to see the below pages as they used to be my favourite.

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I genuinely believe these two pages were responsible for my love of minerals and crystals!

For £3.25, I’ve an amazing book to add to my collection :mrgreen:

 

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