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ALBUM OF TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION MATERIAL. Printed and manuscript items; Photographs, letters, documents, drawings, Loose bank notes, printed views and maps. China, Russia, West Indies, Europe, U.S.A, Africa...

ALBUM OF TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION MATERIAL. Printed and manuscript items; Photographs, letters, documents, drawings, Loose bank notes, printed views and maps. China, Russia, West Indies, Europe, U.S.A, Africa...

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ALBUM OF TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION MATERIAL. Printed and manuscript items; Photographs, letters, documents, drawings, Loose bank notes, printed views and maps. China, Russia, West Indies, Europe, U.S.A, Africa...

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NP. ND. . HAND TOOLED FINE BINDING. Large 4to. (7.4 x 5 inches.). A collection of maps, engraved views, bank notes, photographs and hand written letters, one detailing the writer's travels which accompanies the photo's. Engraved views and maps, some hand coloured, letters (one relating to travels across Kurdistan dressed as a Cossack, one an ill fated ships travels around the West Indies), documents, 2 signed etchings, one original pen drawing, early American passport (with small area of loss), and photos. ----- Attractive late 19th century or early twentieth century craft binding of full dark green morocco. Spine with decorative gilt border and emerald green morocco shamrock onlays. Boards with single gilt ruled borders. Each corner with circular design incorporating Fleur-de-lys and emerald green morocco onlays with gilt borders of Shamrocks. A similar design is in the centre of the board. The inner line of the border on both boards is decorated with morocco onlay and gilt shamrocks. Inner boards with wide morocco panels decorated with green leather onlay shamrocks and gilt decoration and ruled lines. Green silk endpapers, which are bit rubbed. Binders monogram G W B (possible Guild of Women Binders, but I can find no record of this book being bound by them) in gilt on the inside of the rear board. All edges gilt. The spine is a bit faded and the edges a little rubbed but overall this is still an attractive craft binding. Previous owners name, Arthur Herve Browning (A member of a Huguenot community in Portarlington, County Laois, Ireland) written in neat calligraphy to the front free endpaper. --- More photos available on request.

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Bookseller
Paul Foster Books GB (GB)
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10996
Title
ALBUM OF TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION MATERIAL. Printed and manuscript items; Photographs, letters, documents, drawings, Loose bank notes, printed views and maps. China, Russia, West Indies, Europe, U.S.A, Africa...
Author
FINE HAND TOOLED IRISH CRAFT BINDING
Book Condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
NP. ND.
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Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Fine bindings;

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Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined by AB...
ND
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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Fine Binding
An elaborate and decorative binding, example including a leather-bound book with gilt edges, raised blind stamps, raised ribs,...

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