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If you are preparing to take a trip to a faraway land, be sure to browse the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the antique rare travel guides are quite old and reflect the country in the time it was written, and other books in the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are more modern with updated information. If you want to visit a strange place but not leave your house, just look through the featured rare and antique travel guides below.

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Guide to the Western Mediterranean : Macmillan's Guide Series

Guide to the Western Mediterranean : Macmillan's Guide Series

by Macmillan's Guides

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1901. First edition, 1901. Scarce travel guide to the Western Mediterranean, including both southewestern Europe and northwestern Africa. Includes maps and/or plans of: The Western Mediterranean; Lisbon; Andalucia; Seville; Cordoba; The Alhambra; Gibraltar; Morocco; Tangier; Algiers; Malta; Port of Valetta; Sicily; Palermo; Syracuse; Messina; Straits of Messina; Naples; Environs of Naples; Genoa; Marseilles. Includes yachting notes, hotel recommendations, historical notes and other usual travel information. Bright red cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, 238 pages plus 22 pages of advertising. Some light cover wear, mainly rubbing to the corners and spine ends, inner hinges lightly cracked (cosmetic rather than structural), pages clean and free from names or other markings. A well-kept copy.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Here and There in New England Among the Mountains.
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Here and There in New England Among the Mountains.

by Sweetser, M.F.

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Boston: Passenger Department Boston & Maine Railroad, 1889. First Edition . Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 125pp. Pictorial wraps, 2 folding color maps and numerous in text illustrations. Front cover missing, rear cover chipped and missing 2 inch corner piece. Contents are sound, evenly toned and very occasionally lightly foxed. Both folding maps are in very good condition, one has a slight misfold crease. A scarce title by a prolific writer of travel guides and mountain hiking.
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Taintor's Route and City Guides
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Taintor's Route and City Guides: Norwich Line - New York to Boston and the White Mountains, Via New London, Norwich, Worcester, Lake Winnipiseogee, Plymouth, or Littleton

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This is a scarce, early copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular issue is for the "NORWICH LINE - New York to Boston and the White Mountains, Via New London, Norwich, Worcester, Lake Winnipiseogee (now "Winnipesaukee"), Plymouth, or Littleton." Published in 1868 by Taintor Brothers in New York. With attached large (8-panel) fold-out "Map of The Route to the White Mountains" in color. The guide contains illustrated advertisements at both the front and back. The guide includes "descriptive sketches of the cities, villages, stations, and scenes and objects of interest along the route."Condition:Stain spots to the covers (the stain at the top-left corner of the back cover also has a hole through it); the back cover has some light pencil writing; paper cover missing from the top and bottom edges of the spine; the front cover has a 1.5" tear at the bottom near spine. No loose pages. The map is securely attached at the spine and folds nicely in and out. The map had torn vertically (and was… Read More
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The Distance We've Traveled & Train Tracts.
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The Distance We've Traveled & Train Tracts.

by Powers-Torrey, Marnie and Rachel Marston.

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Edition of 50
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[Salt Lake City]:: Marnie Powers-Torrey,, 2017.. Edition of 50. 5.5 x 5.75" folded cotton wrapper with pockets and tie closure. Text and textural elements printed letterpress from polymer plates. Pockets contain instruction pamphlet/travel journal, items for completing project, and completed boustrophedon of the poetry. Signed by poet and artist. Numbered. Marnie Powers-Torrey: "In November 2018, Amie Tullius invited Marnie to contribute to the production and dissemination of a traveling literary journal 'Train Tracts', a collaborative effort led by Amie and Stefanie Dykes of Saltgrass Printmakers. Marnie was paired with writer Rachel Marston, Assistant Professor English at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota, who offered a challenging text for interpretation and visual translation. The final edition of thirteen was due to the post office by January 31, 2019 so that the tracts, twelve editions of collaborative artists books by printmakers/book… Read More
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A collection of Welsh tours; or, a display of the beauties of Wales. Selected principally from...
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A collection of Welsh tours; or, a display of the beauties of Wales. Selected principally from celebrated histories and popular tours. With occasional remarks. To which is added, a Tour of the river Wye.

by Torbuck, John (attrib.)

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London: London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand; and sold by M. Poole and Son, Chester, 1798. Half leather. Very Good. Third edition, 12mo; xix,[1],456pp, with 7 aquatint plates as called for. In modern half leather over marbled boards in period style, five raised spine bands between blind double fillets, gilt lettered red morocco title label to second compartment, gilt lettered date direct to foot of spine, light spotting to frontispiece and closing leaf, otherwise a clean fresh example of this attractive anonymous edition. ESTC T146361, citing 8xUK and 3xUS institutional holdings only.
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Sketch of the antiquities of the ancient city of Worcester, illustrated with fourteen...
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Sketch of the antiquities of the ancient city of Worcester, illustrated with fourteen copper-plates of perspective views of its public buildings, &c. [Bound with:] Memoirs of King Charles I and the Loyalists who suffered in his Cause. Chiefly extracted from Clarendon's History of the Rebellion.

by Anonymous

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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London: London: printed for and sold by Greenland & Norris, Finsbury Square, 1805. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. Two separate works in one volume. First editions, octavo. Sketch of Worcester: [2], 16pp, with full complement of 14 engraved plates, one folding. Memoirs of Charles I: [1], 22, [ii]pp, complete with engraved title-page bearing portrait of Charles I and 17 engraved portrait plates together with closing publisher's adverts. In contemporary full speckled leather (lightly worn with minor loss to extremities), gilt rolls to board margins, spine gilt, gilt lettered black leather spine label, marbled endpapers with internal hinges expertly reinforced in matching blue cloth, twentieth century ownership label to front blank, sporadic light paper browning and unobtrusive soiling, overall an attractive complete copy of these two uncommon illustrated titles. The Sketch of Worcester is listed in ESTC (T155523) since it was previously thought to have been printed around 1760; 4xUK… Read More
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A survey of the city of Worcester, containing the ecclesiastical and civil government thereof, as...
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Worcester: Worcester: printed by J. Butler for S. Gamidge, at Prior's Head, 1764. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition; octavo; [4],vii,[1],252pp, with full complement of 16 plates, and list of subscribers on p.[iv]-vii. Recent period-style half calf over marbled boards with five raised spine bands between glt single fillets and gilt-lettered red morocco title label in second compartment, plate of King Edgar's Tower laid down on matching paper preserving decent margins around printed image,very occasional unobtrusive spots and stains, otherwise a very clean complete copy in attractive period binding of this early Worcester imprint and first dedicated account of the city as it stood in the eighteenth century. ESTC T146687.
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Jüdische Wanderungen in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Hessen-Nassau
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Jüdische Wanderungen in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Hessen-Nassau

by 1934 Guide Book by Wiesbaden Cantor Murdered in the Holocaust

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Octavo, paper boards, 22 x 15 cm, [viii], 132 pages; backstrip chipped, paper toned and a little brittle, with torn title page and occasional chipping, decent condition overall. Half-tone photos throughout.A very evocative guide book to "Jewish excursions" in Frankfurt and Hessen, dedicated to "My wife, Bertha Lilienthal, née Fuchs. My hiking companion on rocky roads." The preface is dated almost exactly a year before Kristallnacht. The author was the chief cantor at the main synagogue in Wiesbaden. He and his wife fled to Amsterdam in June 1939. He was transported to Theresienstadt in 1943 and murdered in October 1944. His wife's exact fate is unknown.
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A Handbook for Travellers in  Greece
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A Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Describing The Ionian Islands, the Kingdom of Greece, the Islands of the Aegean Sea, With Albania, Thessaly, and Macedonia.

by Murray, John (Firm)

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Edition of 1854: "New edition, for the most part re-written." 460 pages plus fold-out map. Rebound in 1959. Bears name of K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and his initials on spine. Very little age-darkening, spine somewhat tanned, Small abrasion on upper left corner of front board. Small tear and inexpert (tape) repair on fold-out map, but all present and readable. Binding tight, all pages tight, bright, unstained and untorn. Bound with 1859 Murray's Handbook Advertiser.John Murray's famous Handbooks for Travelers accompanied Victorians as they traveled throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa.in an era of burgeoning railroads and flourishing British imperialism. This is a through compendium for the well-to-do traveler in Greece in the middle of the 19th century, with many practical hints and "maxims," information and advice on routes, traveling with servants, hiring horses, preserving health, shooting and firearms, the state of the Greek church,… Read More
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LONDON AND ITS SIGHTS. Being a comprehensive guide to all that is worth seeing in the great...
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LONDON AND ITS SIGHTS. Being a comprehensive guide to all that is worth seeing in the great metropolis

by ANON

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T. Nelson and Sons. London 1858. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (5.8 x 3.8 inches). 48pp of text, with 14 vignette engravings among the text, and 12 colour tinted plates. Original publishers paper wraps, printed in gold, both front - which is illustrated, and rear, are bound in. Attractive early leather binding of full red pebble grained morocco. Gilt ruled and dotted line, with floral devices, design to both boards and spine. Front board lettered in gilt. Board edges with gilt dots. Marbled endpapers. Eight line poetic inscription to the front blank free endpaper. Faded light purple ex library stamp to the title page and the leaf with the inscription. Overall a very good and attractively bound copy of this uncommon little book. Copac shows just 3 copies of this 1858 edition, and one of those listed as only having 10 of the plates.
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Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute Antiche e Moderne della citta di Roma
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Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute Antiche e Moderne della citta di Roma: New collection of ancient and modern views of the city of Rome

by Silvestro Bossi, Achille Parboni

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Very good set of 42 Roman landscapes in a rough binding of Venetian paper-covered boards. In the early 19th century, Italian publishers rushed to bring out collections of views of Rome for the tourist market.Engraved title page and 42 fine copperplate engravings of ancient Roman ruins and modern scenes drawn by Professor Silvestro Bossi and engraved on copper by Achille Parboni.Views include the Temple of Vesta, Temple of Venus and Rome, Arch of Septimius Severus, Tomb of Cecilla Metella, Saint Peter's Square, Arch of Titus, Pantheon, Gate of San Sebastian, Piazza del Popolo, temples, Roman baths, theatres, bridges, triumphal arches, plazas, fountains, etc.Silvestro Bossi was an Italian artist and printmaker active in the early part of the 19th century, specializing in landscapes of Rome and Naples.Achille Parboni was an engraver active in the early 19th century in Rome along with Pietro Parboni (1783 - 1841). The Parbonis engraved many books of views of Italian scenery, landscapes in Rome, Sicily,… Read More
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Les Decorations Murales de Pompei
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Les Decorations Murales de Pompei: a l'Usage des Artistes, des Ecoles Industrielles et des Amis de l'Antiquite

by Emile Presuhn

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Two volumes of Presuhn's souvenir books with 75 vibrant chromolithographs of wall paintings discovered in PompeiiLes Decorations Murales de Pompeii, 1878.With 24 chromolithographs after original drawings by Geremia Discanno, lithographed by Victor Steeger, and 51 pages of text in French translated from the German by A. Giraud-Teulon. Bound with Choix des Plus Belles et Interessantes Peintures de Pompei, avec Plan de la Ville, 1882With 50 chromolithographs after original drawings by Emile Presuhn and Geremia DiscannoAlong with wall paintings from all four eras of design, the plates depict floor mosaics, portraits, statues, plaster-casts of bodies, and plans of houses and the excavations. Presuhn (1844-1881) was a German archeologist who lived and worked in Italy for almost decade from 1870 publishing books illustrating the latest murals, mosaics and discoveries made in the excavations in Pompeii. Discanno (1839-1907) was an Italian artist and painter who worked in Naples and Pompeii.Red cloth binding… Read More
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Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute di Roma Antica e Moderna
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Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute di Roma Antica e Moderna: con le ruine della guerra disegnate dal vero l'Anno 1849

by [Pietro Datri]

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Good copy of a Roman souvenir travel guide with 57 fine engraved views in a damaged bindingIn the early 19th century, Italian publishers rushed to bring out collections of views of Rome for the tourist market.New collection of principal views of ancient and modern Rome, with ruins of the war drawn from life in 1849Engraved title page, 50 views of famous tourist sights in Rome, and 7 views of battles after the Revolution of 1848-49 and the First War of Italian Independnce during June 1849. Some titles in French, some in Italian. The architectural views include the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Spanish Steps, Plaza Popolo, Temple of Vesta, Marcello Theater, Colosseum, Arch of Titus, etc.Pietro Datri or Pierre d'Atri was active in Rome from 1840 to 1867 publishing souvenir books of views.Oblong octavo, black full leather binding with four raised bands, gilt title on spine, insect damage to rear board. Good impressions of the copperplate engravings, mostly clean,… Read More
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Monumenta Pompeiana
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Monumenta Pompeiana

by [Antonio Sogliano, Antonio Niccolini]

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Rare complete set of this monumental study of PompeiiComplete with 150 chromolithographic plates in elephant-folio size of wall paintings, statues, figures, furniture, graffiti, plaster-casts of bodies and views of ruins from ancient Pompeii.Originally published in five parts with 30 plates in each.Lithographed by D. Capri after G. Discanno, A de Simone, V. Mollame, V. Loria, S. de Stefani, A. Carelli, A. Magliano, and directed by Antonio Niccolini. Text by Antonio Sogliano, in Italian, German, English and French.Antonio Sogliano (1854-1942) was an Italian archaeologist. From 1906 to 1929, he was professor of the antiquities of Pompeii at the University of Naples Federico II.Antonio Niccolini was grandson of the architect and scenic designer Antonio Niccolini Sr. (1772-1850). Antonio Jr. also published the final two volumes of Fausto and Felice Niccolini's monumental book on the interior design of Pompeii, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei (Houses and monuments of Pompeii), 1854-1897, after the… Read More
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California of the South: Its Physical Geography, Climate, Resources, Routes of Travel, and Health...
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California of the South: Its Physical Geography, Climate, Resources, Routes of Travel, and Health Resorts. 1888 FIRST EDITION

by Windley, Walter and Widney, J P

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California of the South: Its Physical Geography, Climate, Resources, Routes of Travel, and Health Resorts. New York: D Appleton & Company, 1888. With Maps (3 fold out originals) and numerous illustrations. 402 numbered pages includes alphabetical index. Plus 6 pages of Appleton's guidebooks.Great early guide to California with illustrations of known sights as well as well-known people's homes, ranches, etc. Covers climate, agricultural, plants, animals, topography and much more. Illustrations of the period not found elsewhere!Condition: In very good condition for its age. All original. One small stamp on front fly page about 1 inch square. Expected wear to spine and board edges, but all in all, a real beauty! The California fold out map has a couple of minor professional repairs. Please review all the photos carefully and ask for more information and/or photos if you need them to make a proper buying decision.*Please Note: This item will be shipped to your address of record AND will require a… Read More
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