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Beyond the Mississippi
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Beyond the Mississippi

By Richardson, Albert D.

Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Waud, Warren, White et al. A fascinating book that provides an insight into America as it was between 1857 and 1867 as the western frontier was being explored. With over 200 engravings, including many plates and a two page map, that really bring the narrative to light. As introduced by the author: "I have sought to picture a fleeting phase of our national life; not omitting its grotesque, lawless features; not concealing my admiration for the adventurous pioneers who have founded great States from the Mississippi t the Pacific, and made a new geography for the American Union." 22.5x15.5 cm. 572 pp. This volume has been re-bound with the original red cloth covers and backstrip [with gilt lettering] having been re-laid over the new binding. Edges and corners worn. New endpapers. Contents clean and commensurate with age. This is a heavy book [1.3 kg] and will require extra postage for international shipping. from Otto

$103.74

The Book of Baby Birds
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The Book of Baby Birds

By Detmold, E. J.

London etc.: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, [1912]. Hardcover. Very Good. E. J. Detmold. Contains 19 mounted colour plates of different birds. Each plate supported with its own chapter description of the bird. Tan paper covered boards with cloth backstrip and circular mounted colour illustration to upper board. Corners worn, edges rubbed, top/tail of backstrip bumped. Some tanning to lower board. Clean contents. 120pp / 28.5x23 cm. Please note this is a heavy book and will require an excess postage charge. Lot of 4 from Swindon auction, July 2016

$194.52

The Beauties of the Bosphorus
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The Beauties of the Bosphorus

By Pardoe, Miss

London: George Virtue, [1855]. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. William H. Bartlett. With 88 [including title page and vignette and map] steel engravings within a marbled calf leather binding with gilt tooling this is a beautifully presented book. The accomplished engravings are varied, including scenery, buildings, people and activities as well as a map. Whilst Miss Pardoe's text may be somewhat dry by today's standards, Bartlett's [RA, 1809-1854] engravings stand the test of time and are wonderful. First published in 1838, this edition from [1855] has an appendix written to take account of scenary that had "gained notoriety in connection with" the ongoing Crimean War. There are an additional 8 steel engravings by Bartlett, the last ones he completed prior to his death in 1854. The high quality engravings take in a fountain at Galata, a cooling room in a Hammam, a public Khan and best of all a coffee kiosque! Small original bookbinder's stamp on ffep [R.R. Bellamy, Burton on Trent]. 172pp. 28x22 cm. Corners worn, edges rubbed and some scuffing to backstrip. Occasional brown spotting throughout.

$1231.96

The Danube: Its history, scenery and topography
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The Danube: Its history, scenery and topography

By Beattie M.D., William

London: Virtue and Co. Ltd., [1844]. Hardcover. Very Good. William H. Bartlett. Encased within a marbled calf leather binding with gilt tooling this is a beautifully presented book that is the product of an often fruitful relationship between Beattie and Bartlett. 79 Bartlett engraved plates, plus map, engraved half title and vignette and many smaller in text wood engravings. Small original bookbinder's stamp on ffep [R.R. Bellamy, Burton on Trent]. 236pp. 28x22 cm. Corners worn, edges rubbed and some scuffing to backstrip. Occasional brown spotting throughout.

$1231.96

Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor
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Fisher's Illustrations of Constantinople and its Environs / Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor

By Walsh, Rev. Robert; illustrations by Thomas Allom

London and Paris: Fisher, Son & Co., [1839]. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thomas Allom. Fisher's illustrated Constantinople is a prime example of illustrated travel books of this era. This , the first series, has 48 tissue guarded steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, vignette title and map of Constantinople - collated and complete. NOTE - the contents only calls up 47 plates, but this volume seems to have an additional one [Ancient archway and cavern of the Balkan mountains] that is not referenced. Maroon leather binding with a very fancy blind embossed pattern to both boards and the backstrip. This book has been rebound in leather with the original leather overlaid. The only loss to the original leather is at the top / tail of the backstrip and along the backstrip edges. Corners / edges worn. Replacement endpapers. Some brown spotting throughout, more prominant towards beginning and end of book. aeg. 28x23 cm. Allom was an architect and topographical illustrator and founder member of RIBA. Known for his meticulous work this, together with his architecural origins, are quite apparent in this work. [Houfe] The engravings herein are truly atmospheric and accomplished, taking in the 'humdrum' of every day life, such as in the village of Babec, to the majesty of some of the building interiors such as the Mosque in Santa Sophia to the truly impressive views such as Constantinople seen from the Golden Horn. It is truly fascinating.

$492.78

Edinburgh
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Edinburgh

By Masson, Rosaline

With 16 colour plates this description of Edinburgh has chapters on well know buildings [including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Church of St. Giles], the areas of the city, well know inhabitants and visitors from the past [including Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson] as well as a description of both historical and contemporary [as of 1931] Edinburgh. As usual with the A & C Black books this is nicely presented in the hard to find dust jacket. This version is a completely revised and reset edition. Blue cloth covered boards with dark blue titling and edge lines to upper board and spine. 203pp. 21x14 cm. Dustjacket - Not price clipped. Some small chips to edges at the folds and the bottom of the spine. Clean boards with minor bumping to top/tail spine and very slight wear to corners. Some browning to free endpapers [where the dj flap ends] and minor spotting to prelims and text block edge.

$45.39

Deutschland - Impressionen einer Winterreise �
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Deutschland - Impressionen einer Winterreise �

By Kohl, Hannelore; Heursch, Achim / illustrated by Anita Büscher

Koblenz: Mönch-Verlag, 1989. Hardcover. Fine. Anita Büscher. This is a very interesting and well presented German book that takes the reader on a journey around 49 towns and cities across Germany by presenting a one page description on each place together with a full page colour illustration reflecting the description. The illustrations are strong, colourful, at times fanciful and naive in style. Signed by the author Hannelore Kohl in 1989. Illustrated covers. 26x23 cm. 108 pp.

$60.95

Meyers Reisebücher Das Mittelmeer Un Seine Küstenstädte, Madeira Und Kanarische Inseln
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Meyers Reisebücher Das Mittelmeer Un Seine Küstenstädte, Madeira Und Kanarische Inseln

By Meyer

Leipzig Und Wien: Bibliographisches Institut, 1907. Third Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Travel guide from 1907 containing 23 maps, 47 plans and a large colour fold out map. 48 pages of hotel and tourist adverts at the rear. Very comprehensive information for mediterranean countries at the turn of the last century. 276 pages. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt titling to upper board and backstrip. Very minor rubbing to backstrip edge. Colour map is facsimile replacement of original. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$51.87

Stories of Remarkable Birds; Hawthorne Library
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Stories of Remarkable Birds; Hawthorne Library

By Hawthorne, Alice [pseud. Septimus Winner ]

New York: James Miller. Decorative Cloth. Fair. Bowen, A.. c. 1850's. Nicely illustrated with 24 engraved plates and many more engravings within the text, mostly of birds but also of different African natives. The first 104 pages are all about birds, as per the book title, and then page 105 - 128 are about African native tribes, such as Tibboos, Zooloos and the Bechuanas. This is almost as if these are the wrong pages for this book. Green cloth with blind embossed upper board and gilt titling and illustration to backstrip. Corners worn, top / bottom of backstrip bumped. Rear hinge split, brown spotting to most pages. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

$32.42

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge
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Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge

By Abbott, Rev. Jacob

Boston: T. H. Carter & Company, 1844. Decorative Cloth. Fair. Unattributed. One of a series of travel / adventure books written for juveniles. Originally published in monthly parts - the first 12 making 6 volumes. Illustrated with original engravings. Green blind embossed cloth boards with red cloth backstrip with gilt lettering and decoration. Boards and backstrip worn and quite grubby. No front or rear free end papers. Foxing on all pages. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$19.45

In Search of Wales
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In Search of Wales

By Morton, H.V

London: Methuen & Co Ltd., 1944. Cloth. Very Good. A. E. Taylor et al. Morton travels through 1930's Wales commenting upon its geography and social history. There are 15 photos, including a very good one by James Jarche of coal miners at work and of course some ladies in the wonderful Welsh national dress. Illustrated end papers, front and rear, present a map of Wales. Some sunning and slight staining to backstrip and small nick on top edge of front board. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

$10.37

Pictures in Colour of Buxton and the Peak District
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Pictures in Colour of Buxton and the Peak District

By c. 1905

London & Norwich: Jarrold & Sons Ltd.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. n.d. estimate c. 1905. Contains 50 coloured photos of scenes in and around the Peak District. Under each photo (which is roughly a half page view) is presented information on the scene. The rear side of each page is blank. The are various scenes for Buxton, such as The Pump Room, The Serpentine Walk, The Pavillion and The Lovers' Leap; then on to Castleton, Dovedale, The High Tor, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth; and other places such as Bakewell, Matlock Bath and Lumsdale. There is also a single page map of the Peak District, with the route of the Midland Railway shown, and several adverts, some in colour for hotels in the area (Croquet Lawns and electric lights included!), other guide books and Fry's concentrated cocoa. Attractive binding in blue and red cloth on bevel edge boards, with a photo of Matlock Bath and gilt lettering. Printed by Jarrold for F. Wright, Art Publisher, Buxton. Specific Condition: Binding: Some minor marks to front and rear boards, backstrip is sunned and discoloured with some wear to the cloth edges. Inscription, from 1953, on ffep. Interior: Some minimal brown spots to the blank side of a few pages - the printed sides are o.k., Generally very good book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.12