Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 1903.
Large quarto, viii (half-title, title and contents), [ii], 498 (Index of Maps) pages plus 124 double-page colour maps of the countries of the world (with titles printed on each recto and verso).
Half morocco and cloth, with the spine lettered and decorated in gilt in compartments; all edges marbled, with marbled endpapers; leather sunned on the spine and a little rubbed at the extremities, with minimal wear to the rear top corner tip; cloth sides flecked, a little unevenly sunned and marked; minor blemishes to the rear endpaper (including a sealed tear and some creases); scattered light foxing (confined mainly to the leaves adjacent to the covers); mild signs of age and use; a very good copy.
The tenth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica consisted of the 24 volumes of the ninth edition (1875-1889) plus a further 11 volumes 'dealing with recent events and developments'. The 'Index of Maps' in this volume is in fact a gazetteer of some 250,000 place names.