New York: Van Winkle and Wiley, 1814. Hardcover. Lacks map, but includes fold out plan of Jerusalem and 6 additional engravings. Bound in full brown leather with gilt rules to spine. Title label is no longer present. Loss to leather on foot of spine and wear to leather on edges, hinges, and corners of boards. Rubbing and scuffing to both boards. Spots of foxing and browning to interior. Penned ownership name to front endpaper. Evidence of dampstaining to margins of last few pages. 471 pages plus 46 page appendice. TRA/082522. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co, 1910. Hardcover. Illustrated. Covers parts of Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Syria, and more. Ex-library with evidence of library stickers removed from spines, pocket removed from rear endpapers, and stamp partially removed from title pages. Both volumes are attractively bound in red cloth with elaborate gilt decoration of grape vines to front boards and spines. Gilt titles to spines. Bumping to corners and to edge of first volume. Minor fraying to spine ends. Penned ownership signature to front free endpapers, crossed through in the second volume. Slight toning to margins, else clean. Full gilt edges with rubbing. Volume I is 609 pages; Volume II is 649 pages. TRA/082522. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. Hardcover. Born in 1813, Dr. G. Hartwig was a significant physician who has published many books including The Sea and Its Living Wonders and The Polar World, which describes both the Arctic and Antarctic. This volume is from The Sea and Its Living Wonders. Includes 75 illustrations. 12mo. Three quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt title on red label on spine. Back cover is almost completely detached. Leather on spine has been torn off at top and bottom. Significant wear to edges of cover. Pages are bright and clean. Edges of text block are marbled, as are end pages. 159 pages. TRAV/081322. Good.
Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs, 1866. Hardcover. Contains descriptions of native inhabitants of various lands, including in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Numerous black and white illustrations by several artists. Octavo. Brown, patterned paper-covered covers with raised leather binding to spine. Title in gilt on spine. Lower front corner of front cover is cracked, and covering is worn off of all corners. Wear at top and bottom of spine, plus general wear to leather of spine. Frontispiece is detached. Edges of text block are marbled. Pages are browned but clean. Damp stains on margins of about 50 pages at end of book. 510 pages. FRELANG/082422. Very Good.
London: J. Mawman, 1817. Hardcover. Includes four maps. An anonymous Englishman's travelogue describing his journey through Europe and his impressions of the people and sights. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with black and gilt title label to spine. Chip to head of spine has been reattached. Wear, chipping, and browning to leather on spine. Scuffing to boards and minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Both hinges are worn and boards are a little loose, but still attached. Offsetting from maps and a few spots of foxing, heaviest on early and late pages, but clean overall. Penned ownership signature to one of the front free endpapers. 379 pages. TRA/080822. Very Good.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Hardcover. English soldier and author, Captain Thomas Skinner (? - 1843) was stationed in India near the base of the Himalaya Mountains during the mid-1820s. During this time he explored many little known areas and quickly became enamoured of the country. He published this personal and romanticized book of his travels in India based on the diaries and letters he kept while stationed there. Several years later he published a companion book about his journey on land to India. Bound in three quarter dark blue leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt decoration, title and volume labels to spines. The volume label of the first volume is missing as is the title label for the second volume. Chipping and some loss to the remaining two labels. The front hinges of both volumes are starting; although the boards remain firmly attached. Rubbing to boards, spine bands, hinges, and edges of boards. Bumping and wear to corners with boards exposed. Chipping to paper covering the boards of the first volume. Includes both engraved frontispieces. Foxing to frontispieces and to early and late pages. Minor soiling to endpapers, but the interiors are clean and bright overall. Creasing to some corners of pages. Ex-library with evidence of removed bookplates to front pastedowns, stamps to title pages, and discreet stamps to both frontispieces. Volume I is 330 pages; Volume II is 312 pages. TRA/091322. Very Good.