Unirea Brasov, Romania: Institutul Cartografuc, c. 1940. Hardcover. Scarce book for travelers in Romania, written in Romanian, English, French, and German. Laid in is a typed signed letter from Frederick P. Hibbard, First Secretary of the Legation of the United States written in Bucharest in September 1939. Mr. Hibbard writes to certify that Dr. J. H. Janney, an American citizen residing in Iasi, Romania as the director of the Rockerfeller Foundation in that area. The letter describes Dr. Janney's car and states that the car is used in the performance of his duties with the foundation. Attached is what appears to be a visa or permit for Janney to show during his travels. The travel guide includes words used in the legends, captions, and road signs in the four languages, followed by lists of hotels in various cities. There are 34 color regional maps and 17 city maps. Interior has some loose pages, spotting, and signs of use but generally very good condition. Bound in black cloth with titling to spine and front cover. Cover has the title in four languages and an image in white of a tire with the country of Romania as its hubcap. Chipping, rubbing and bumping but still good. Only one copy in OCLC. Octavo. Unpaginated. TRAVEL/091719. Very Good.
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New York: Duffield & Green, (1932). Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boads with silver title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine panel and Minor soiling to rear board. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Map endpages. 100 pages. French travel. FRETRA/022216. Very Good.
London: Spring Books, No date. Hardcover. Very good+ in red illustrated dust jacket iwth black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with photographic illustrations. Text is in French, English, and German. Index, 222 pages. French Travel. FRETRA/022516. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New Canaan, Connecticut: Milstan Enterprises, No date. Paperback. SCARCE. 8vo. White illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor foxing to exterior and edge of text block. Pencil check marks and writing to pages 55-56. Does not effect text. Else is clean and bright with several illustrations throughout. 112 Pages. LATAM/071618. Very Good.
Coblenz: Karl Baedeker, n.d. (1867). Hardcover. Seventh edition of this travel guidebook for Switzerland and parts of Italy from the classic series of guidebooks published by Karl Baedeker for locations throughout Europe. This densely printed book offers copius information and recommendations for seemingly every spot in these countries. There are seven maps, seven city plans, and seven foldout panoramas. Except for one foldout with torn edges, the maps and foldouts are in very good condition. The interior pages are also very good with occasional spotting and browning to margins. Bound in red cloth with title in gilt to spine and cover. Spine has been reglued to text block and front joint is tender. Light soiling but still bright. In French. 4 x 6 inches. 421 pages including index. TRAVEL/120717.
New York and Washington: Praeger Publishers, 1970. Hardcover. Vol. I and II in one volume. Appears to be a facsimile of original text. Very good 4to., black cloth boards w/ gilt stamping to spine. Boards mostly clean with only minor wear to edges. Moderate bump to foot of spine and rear inner joint is split at last endpaper otherwise tightly bound. Interior is clean with only slight soiling to bottom edge of textblock and a crease to the ffep. Very good brown & white DJ with an open tear to foot of spine which corresponds to bump in spine and minor wear to corners. Pencil sketch illustration of Joseph Baretti as frontispiece. 419 pp. Travel. TRA/12223. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Vantage Press, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket slightly rubbed and chipped to edges, but colors still bright. Contents clean and tight. Front pastedown bears marks from two former owners. 237 pages. English Travel. ENG/9132. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1893. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth coverd boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor wear to edges. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Minor soiling to exterior. Interior is clean and bright. Index 370 pages. European Travel. TRAV/022211. Very Good -.
New York: Deutsche Verlags, 1858. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in modern binding. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Author is attributed as "Vorne" on spine. Previous owner's stamp to title page. Minor browning and foxing throughout though text remains bright. IN GERMAN. 368 pages. French Travel. TRA1510031. Very Good.
Glasgow: John Mensies & Co. for the Tobermory Town Council, No date. Paperback. SCARCE. 16mo. No date, circa 1930s. Illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with beautiful black and white illustrations. Rear wrapper is a fold out map. Ads at front and rear. 40 pages. SCOT/033018. Very Good+.
Dijon: Librairie L. Venot for the American Y.M.C.A, 1918. Paperback. SCARCE. Small pamphlet. Light brown side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Previous owner's name written in pencil to front wrapper. A few pencil markings throughout. Minor yellowing to pages. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 32 pages. French Travel. FRETRAV/021915. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1878. Hardcover. First Edition. Lady Anna Brassey (1839 - 1887) recorded several of the celebrated voyages that she and her family made together around the world on their yacht, “The Sunbeam.” This was the first of the several volumes she published about their travels. It was a huge bestseller, running into many editions and translations. It provides a lively and detailed account of their journey around the world in 1876-77. In addition to vividly describing their journey, the book describes life aboard her yacht, which carried over forty people, including the family, the crew, friends, and a complete domestic staff. An uncommon book to find in the original cloth, it is bound in dark grey cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front cover, and gilt illustrations to front and back. Cloth is chipped and faded but still quite attractive. Some soiling to preliminary pages and tear to front map but otherwise in very good condition. With two fold-outs and 118 wood engraved illustrations after drawings by the Hon. A.Y. Bingham. With ownership signature of George R. Clayton. 504 pages. TRA/081715. Very Good.
Paris: Arthaud, (1961). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good blue illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor chipping and edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. 190 pages. French Travel. TRA1/2132. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Bruxelles: Andre De Rache, (1969). Paperback. LIMITED EDITION. Number 358 out of 940 copies. 8vo. Light green illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Spine faded to pastel green. Minor rubbing to exterior. Near fine interior is clean and bright with most pages unopened. 127 pages. IN FRENCH. French Travel. FRETRA/022216. Very Good.
Paris: Librairie Garnier Freres, 1924. Hardcover. 8vo. Rebound in modern black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Original wrappers bound in. Minor browning throughout. Text and illustrations remain bright. Photographic illustrations throughtout. 504 pages. IN FRENCH. French Travel. FRETRAV/022216. Very Good.