It is bound on stiff boards, with a wonderful illustration on the cover a virtual cabinet of curiosities of planetary models is represented, perhaps my goal as a collector should be to re create this photo with collected apparatus? The pages are filled with over 20 additional illustrations of globes, maps and planetary models in addition to chapters devoted to their use and virtue as teaching aids.
So, here's how it went, I do a lot of different Ebay searches, and last week during one of my searches I found this book tucked away as a 7 day auction in a category labeled " educational books" this catchall category was ripe for auctions that could have done better in another more specific category. When I saw the auction it already had an opening bid, the person who had bid on the item had also recently competed intensely for a Holbrook hemisphere globe just the week before, but lost. I added this to my watch list and waited for the end. Of course the end was inconvenient a time when I'd be at work. Never fear I was sniping anyhow. Is there any other way to bid? In the end it was rather anticlimactic . I was the only other bidder, I believe this owes to the mis- categorization on Ebay. I've had sever great finds due to these types of situations, always a great thing ! I believe if correctly listed it would have gone much higher in a different category.
Below are a sampling of some of the items in my "globe library".