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Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1891. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth backed cream clothe covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor wear to exterior including rubbing to hinges and spine ends as well as light soiling. Interior is clean and bright with several illustrations throughout. 228 pages. Scandanavian History. SCAN/031109. Very Good +.
Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1877. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in original blue paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping and fading to edges. Text is bright. Laid-paper interior is clean but lightly yellowed with age. Paper is slightly brittle. 41 pages. In wraps. Americana. AME/9043. Very Good.
Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske and Company, 1891. Paperback. 8vo. SCARCE. Grey side stappled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Paper a bit brittle, there are three small chips to front wrapper edge (does not obscure any lettering). Small open tear and 3 small light spots of soiling to rear wrapper. Staples rusted. Damp stain to bottom inside corner of first and last few pages. Text is bright. Map to inside of rear wrapper. 40 pages. American History. AME108291. Very Good.
(circa 1965). Paperback. An excerpt from a larger work about Art in the Netherlands. This article is inscribed by the author on the cover. Bound in grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Includes black and white illustrations. Text is in English with many footnotes. Only the German title is on the front wrapper. 44 pages, numbered 239 - 262 (plus plates). ART/121713. Very Good.
Stockholm: Historiska Forlaget, 1924. Hardcover. SCARCE. 4to. Both volumes very good in blue cloth with gilt title to blue leather title labels on spines and gilt title and illustration to front boards. Minor chipping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations on nigh-every page. In Swedish. SWE1/1312 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
London: Whittaker & Co., 1835. Henry David Inglis, (1795–1835) who used the pseudonym Derwent Conway,was a Scottish travel writer and journalist. Under the name of Derwent Conway, Inglis published his first work, Tales of the Ardennes (1825), which was well received. There followed in quick succession Narrative of a Journey through Norway, part of Sweden, and the Islands and States of Denmark (1826), Solitary Walks through many Lands (1828), and A Tour through Switzerland and the South of France and the Pyrenees (1830 and 1831). Of his journeys through Spain and the Tyrol in 1830 and following years, he published accounts, Spain in 1830 appearing in 1831, and The Tyrol, with a Glance at Bavaria, in 1833 [Wikipedia]. This is a reprint of Inglis's book on Norway that first appeared in Constable's Miscellany and is the first to be published using his real name. Bound in dark blue leather with gilt rulings and gilt titling labels to spine. Scuffed and rubbed along joints and edges of covers. Interior pages are generally clean with occasional spotting. Fold out map of region is intact with some light browning and offsetting to facing page. A plate of Specimens of Norwegian Music is quite foxed and has offsetting to facing page. Book plate of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfield. Very good condition. 7.5 inches. 335 pages. TRAVEL/071421.
London: Robert Baldwin, 1813. First edition of this interesting travel book by Thomas Thomson written after a several week trip throughout Sweden. It was written in an engaging conversational style that makes it quite readable today. Thomas Thomson FRS FLS FRSE (1773 – 1852) was a Scottish chemist and mineralogist whose writings contributed to the early spread of Dalton's atomic theory. His scientific accomplishments include the invention of the saccharometer] and he gave silicon its current name. He served as president of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow [Wikipedia]. He was also a member of The Geological Society, the Wernerian Society, and the Imperial Chirurgo-Medical Academy of Petersburgh. As a mineralogist, there is an emphasis in the book on the geology of Sweden, but he also writes extensively on all aspects of Swedish society, culture, history, and customs. The book has thirteen plates that include maps of Sweden, Gothland, and Stockholm, portraits of the Crown Prince and the late King Gustavus Adolphus, and others of geological interest. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Decorative gilt and title to spine. Leather and boards are scuffed and bumped. Joints are tender. Marbled page edges. Spotting and soiling to endpapers and offsetting to text pages from maps and plates. Otherwise the text is generally clean. Maps of Sweden and Stockholm have spotting and soiling. Ownership signature in ink to first page of text. A nice and sound copy of this rather scarce title. Small quarto. xii; 460 pages including two page publisher advertisements. TRAVEL/072021.