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New York:Dodd Mead and Company. 1896. xv+326pp. Illustrated by Clifton Johnson. Limited edition, #150.of 306 copies, printed in November 1896. Bound in 3/4 red leather with plaid covered boards, 5 raised bands and lettered in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Leather lightly worn at gutters and edges, gilt still bright on spine. Internally, marbled end-pages, and no previous owners marks or signatures found. A very good, clean copy.
New York:Thomas Y. Crowell Company. (1910). 294pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding shows some wear to the edges and spine, with some soiling to the boards. Spine is lightly faded. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a good, tight copy.
London; John Murray, 1855. Bound in tan leather covered boards. xii+323pp. Fold out map of Crimea is present. Marbled page edges. In Good+ condition. Leather boards significantly rubbed and scraped. Well worn at the extremities and along the hinges. Prior owner decorative bookplate on front pastedown. Penned inscription from 1863 on front endpaper, along with pencilled bookseller notes. Name inked on back of title page. Light foxing to prelims through page iv. and again in the rear endpapers incl. the map. Otherwise quite clean. A narration of Professor Charles Koch's journey in the Crimea and Southern Russia in the fall of 1844. (cfm)
London:Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1830. 2 Volumes. Pp: xvi+431 and viii+504. 1st edition. Illustrated with 1 map, 8 engravings and 17 vignettes in text. Hardcover. Ex-library. Rebound in 1/4 lea with marbled boards and end-papers. Title in gilt on spine. Library stamp to both title pages, as well as the top margin of a page in the middle of each volume(313 in vol. 1 and 297 in vol. 2) . Also, remains of card to last free end-page at rear of both volumes. Minor foxing to first few pages in both volumes but otherwise pages clean and bright. Overall, a very good, bright copy. *Author was Secretary of the Potosi, La Paz, and Peruvian Mining Association.
New York:Harper and Brothers, Publishers. 1929. xix+308pp. Illustrated by author. 1st edition, stated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Yellow boards soiled and shelfworn. Page edges soiled. Internally, previous owners name penciled to top outer edge of the 1st free end-page but otherwise pages clean and bright. The dust jacket is soiled, faded and edge-worn, with small chips and tears, still in good condition. *From the jacket..." 'when young I traveled by mistake; now I do it on purpose,' writes Stella Benson on the opening page of this shrewd and humorous volume. China, Japan, and the United States are the settings for this adventure of the spirit. The author has supplied her own delightful drawings, and the point of her pen vies with the barbs of her wit and satire."
Boston:Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1843. In two volumes. xii+412pp and xi+427pp. 1st edition. Hardcovers. Original binding with embossed designs on covers, lightly soiled but gilt on spine still bright. Rear board of volume 1 is mottled and both volumes have the top two edge points gentle bumped. Internally, both volumes have a previous owners bookplate to the inside front board as well as his name penciled to the top of the title page. Both tissue guards on frontispiece's are age toned with some off set to title pages, but otherwise pages are clean and bright. No other foxing/age toning found. A very good clean set. * From Wikipedia..."The author was a Scottish 19th century travel writer best known for her 1843 account, LIFE IN MEXICO, which is widely regarded by historians as one of the most influential Latin American travel narratives of the 19th century. She moved to mexico in 1839 when her husband, the Spanish minister of the United States, became the Spanish minister to Mexico as part of Spain's attempt to recognize Mexico's independence. They resided in Mexico the the next two years, during which she wrote the letters that would eventually comprise this book..."
A VISIT TO SOUTH AMERICA. With Notes and Observations on the Moral and Physical Features of the Country, and the Incidents of the Voyage
London:Dean and Son. 1878. 355pp, with pull out map at front. Hardcover. Ex-library with label on spine, bookplate to inside front board, and an embossed stamp, perforated stamp and ink stamp to title page. Aside from these marks, a very good, clean copy.
RUSSIA. Translated from the French, With an Additional Chapter Upon the Struggle For Supremacy in the Far East by Florence MacIntyre Tyson
Philadelphia:The John C. Winston Company/The International Press. (1905). 2 Volumes. viii+483 and viii+461pp. 1st edition. Illustrated with Numerous Photogravures. Hardcovers. Decorated green boards clean and bright. Internally, a booksellers ticket is in both volumes, attached to inside rear boards. Otherwise, pages clean and bright. All illustrations with tissue guards present. A very good, clean set.
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1916. xii+298pp+(6)pp ads. Illustrated friom original photographs with map at end. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly shelf-worn. Gilt and decoration on spine and front cover still bright. Internally, paper lightly age toned but otherwise clean and bright. No previous owners marks or signatures.
(Provincetown, MA):(Three Dunes Press). (1995). 95pp. Illus. Wrps. With author's inscription to the top left edge of the title page. A very good copy.
New York:Taintor Brothers, Merrill and Co. 1883. Illustrated. x+298pp. Hardcover. Brown boards lightly shelfworn and soiled with bottom spine end bumped and top edge lightly nibbled. Gilt on spine still bright. Internally, end pages are lightly age-toned/foxed with a small tear to the top edge of the first free end-page and an occasional bit of foxing scattered throughout. Title page has a small tear from the bottom up, about an inch, where it attaches to the frontispiece. Overall, a very good, clean copy.
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1896. 85pp. Illustrated by W. S. Vanderbilt Allen. Hardcover. Decorated boards soilled along spine and edges, with wear to edges and edge points. Binding is slightly cocked. Internally, a previous owners name is penned to the 1st free endpage, but otherwise a very good, clean copy.
New York:James Pott and Company. (1905). 330pp. Illustrated with 84 b/w photographs. Hardcover. Decorated red boards are shelf-worn and soiled with wear to edges and edge points.TEG with some soiling. Pages untrimmed. Internally, the end-pages are age-toned. There is a lengthy previous owners inscription penned to the 1st free end-page. There is mild to moderate foxing scattered throughout. The binding is tight and rear hinge intact with front hinge cracked. A good solid copy, better than it sounds.
N.Y.: Portland House. (1990). 295pp. Illus. Hard bound. With dust jacket. A red remainder dot on bottom edges, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
Boston:Houghton, Osgood, and Company. 1880. 360pp + errata. 1st edition. Signed by author. Green boards very lightly shelf-worn with a bit of mottling to the rear cover and chipping/fraying to spine ends. Internally, the second free end-page has a gift inscription on the top of the page and is signed and inscribed by the author on the bottom half of the page. Otherwise the pages are clean and bright. The binding is tight and the hinges still intact. Overall, a very good, clean and bright copy, signed by the author. *The author was a former Chief Justice of Illinois, and the book is comprised of essays compiled from his travels during his retirement, including chapters on Hawaii and Cuba.
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