London: Putnam, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to corners. Previous owner's name written on corner of front free end page. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 243 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/030316. Very Good.
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New York, London: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good white illustrated dust jacket with red and blue title to front panel and to spine. Red part of title on spine is faded. Minor rubbing and soiling to dust jacket. Interiro is clean and bright. 211 pages. French Travel. TRA1/3292. Near Fine / Very Good+.
London: Putnam, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very good in green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner's bookplate to front free end page and writing to half title page. Else is bright, crisp, and clean with illustrations throughout. 252 pages. French Travel. TRA/5172. Very Good.
London: Putnam, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very good+ in beige cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Interior is crisp, and clean with illustrations throughout. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. 252 pages. French Travel. TRA/030216. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Angers: Alex Bruel, no date. Paperback. Very good in off-white illustrated paper wrappers with black and red title to front wrapper and hand written title to spine. Minor edgewear and soiling to exterior. Minor yellowing to pages thought text remains clean and bright. Wonderful photographic illustrations throughout. 39 pages. French Travel. FRETRA1/3152. Very Good.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1897). Hardcover. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with bright gilt title and bright gilt and black illustration to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and to corners. Interior is clean and bright with Illustrations throughout. 205 pages. LIT/043018. Very Good+.
New York: The Harry T Thomas Company, 1896. One of 540 copies of the scarce Autograph Edition signed by the author/artist. Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838-1915) was an American author, artist and engineer born in Baltimore, Maryland, a descendant of Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He became a contractor in New York City and did much work for the Federal government, including the stone ice-breaker at Bridgeport, Connecticut, the jetties at the mouth of the Connecticut river, the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, and the Race Rock Lighthouse off New London, Connecticut. His vacations were spent sketching in the White Mountains, in Cuba, in Mexico, and afterwards in Venice, Constantinople and Holland. He published various volumes of travel illustrated by himself, including this work on Venice [Wikipedia]. This beautiful large folio is extensively illustrated both in color and black & white. There are 20 full page color plates and 21 in b&w, all protected by tissue guards. In addition there are numerous color and b&w text illustrations throughout the book. In his preface Smith wrote that his aim was to describe and depict the beauties of Venice that one sees in the sunlight of a summer's day. Bound in contemporary brown three quarter leather with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Leather is scraped and scuffed, with tear along top of spine. Paper boards are also scraped and worn. The interior pages are quite clean and bright. There is a margin stain on the free front endpaper but the rest of the book is very good plus. A very desirable copy of this homage to the magical city of Venice. 140 pages plus plates. This is very heavy book that will require extra postage. ART/012319.
Shepherdstown, WV: The Shepherdstown Register, 1931. Paperback. A travelogue detailing a transcontinental voyage to Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa with chapters on England, France, Egypt, Jerusalem, Rome, Constantinople, Algiers, and more. According to the forward, each chapter or letter from the editor was originally published in the Shepherdstown Register and were so well received that the paper published them together in this booklet. (Harry L. Snyder was the editor of the Shepherdstown Register.) Grey paper wrappers with gilt title to front cover. Chipping to edges of wrappers and closed tear to front wrapper. A well- written interesting book that includes brief histories of some of the visited places as well as personal experiences. Charming. 130 pages. TRA/041520. Very Good.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872. Hardcover. Second English Edition. AN EXCEPTIONAL ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed at the time of publication on a slip of paper affixed to front pastedown, "To my dear friend John H. Goodenow Esq U.S. Consul to Constantinople from Henry M. Stanley The Author London Nov 5 1872." Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), the explorer and journalist, was commissioned by his employer, the New York Herald to mount an expedition to Africa to find the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone. Stanley found Livingstone in November 1871, where he famously said (or perhaps not),"Dr. Livingstone, I presume." The trip brought Stanley fame and fortune. His first account of the expedition was published in July 1872. The recipient, John Goodenow (1833-1906) was from a prominent legal and political family in Maine. In 1864 he was appointed as consul general in Constantinople and became secretary of the legation in Turkey in 1873. It was in his capacity as a senior diplomat in the Ottoman Empire that brought him in contact with Stanley. Stanley, traveling with two other men, made plans to travel through Turkey to Asia and China. Two weeks into their journey they found themselves embroiled in a violent encounter with local Turks. Stanley was eventually able to obtain the assistance of Goodenow, who secured compensation for their treatment. Bound in original brown cloth with embossed design on spine and front cover, with gilt illustration of two men meeting with the caption "D,. Livingstone I presume." Boards are chipped, bumped and spine has chip to top left edge. Rear cover watermarked, but binding is nicer than it sounds. Hinges are weak but text block is tight. The end papers are chipped and the rear hinge has pulled open, and the front folding map is detached from text block except for part that is still attached but torn away from the rest of the map.Later ownership signature on half-title. Frontispiece is a mounted photograph of Stanley. Full and partial page illustrations throughout. Four folding maps. Overall in very good condition. 736 pages including index plus 8 page publisher's catalog. TRAV/091213. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in tape-repaired illustrated dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Browning to spine panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Dust jacket is now in a protective plastic sleeve. English Travel. TRA61142. Very Good / Good+.
Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, (1900). Hardcover. SCARCE. Dark green cloth covered boards with black title to front board and gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners. Minor rubbing to exterior hinges. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Minor foxing to first few pages Including frontispiece, which includes the original tissue guard. Pages untrimmed. Binding is strong. 326 pages. English Travel. ENGTRAV/022414. Very Good.
New York: Three Sirens Press, (1930). Hardcover. Very Good in beige cloth backed blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Rubbing to spine and bumping to corners. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with numerous full-page illustrations by Mahlon Blaine. 192 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/4283. Very Good.
London: Herbert Jenkins, (1932). Hardcover. Very good in green cloth covered boards with embossed title to front board and gilt title to spine. Very slight browning to spine and light bumping to spine ends. Few light spots of foxing to first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 8vo. Index, 288 pages. English Travel. TRA21031. Very Good.
London: Black and Armstrong, circa 1832. Hardcover. Not dated. William Tombleson (1795 - 1846) was an English artist, author, and printmaker best known for his topographical drawings of the Rhine River in Germany and the Thames River in England. This is the English language edition; it was also printed in German and French. Very good in original blue cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine. Gilt and embossed design to both boards. Minor fading to spine although gilt remains bright. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of boards. Dampstaining to bottom corners and edges of some pages. There is light foxing throughout and both hinges are starting. Full gilt edges. Includes 68 illustrations plus engraved title page, and a large double fold out map of the Rhine. The map has multiple creases and a few spots of foxing. 190 pages plus plates. TRA/092013. Very Good.
Paris: J. Barreau and Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Railway, No Date. Paperback. Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean Railway. Very good in illustrated wraps. Very good in beige illustrated side stapled paper wraps with dark green and gilt title to front wrapper. Smithsonian Institute stamp on cover and title page. Map in color, with two other color plates and many black and white illustrations. Travel. TRA2/5220. Very Good.
Long Acre, London: Odhams Press Limited, (1948). Hardcover. Very good+ in very good illustrated dust jacket with black title to front ans spine panels. Minor creasing and a few small closed edge tears to top edge of dust jacket. Minor fading to spine panel. Interior is clean and bright. 18 color plates by great English artists (Turner, Gainsborough, Constable) and many other B&W illus. English Travel. Index, 320 pages. TRA101031. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.