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Travel Guides

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.



EGYPT AND THE SUDAN

EGYPT AND THE SUDAN

by COOK'S TRAVELLERS HANDBOOKS.; ELSTON. ROY

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Used
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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$125.89

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Simpkin Marshall,ltd.London.,1929. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated with 27 maps and plans, one with small amount of selotape repair to edge. Publishers red cloth,lettered in gilt. Very good copy in the original rare red paper dustwrapper, printed in black. Creasing and rubbing to edges. Some chipping with loss to top of spine and small piece of front panel. Overall a near very good example.:
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$125.89
[Sinai] Palestine and Syria; Handbook for Travellers
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[Sinai] Palestine and Syria; Handbook for Travellers

by BAEDEKER, Karl [Ludwig Johannes], 1801-1859

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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$465.00

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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1898. Cloth. Near Fine. Third Edition, revised and augmented (the Peninsula of Sinai is new to this edition). cxviii,472pp, profusely illustrated with 20 maps and 48 plans (many folding) and a panorama of Jerusalem. Publisher's red flexible cloth stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled, green silk page-maker. Near Fine, pages and plates supple though marginally toned, binding square and tight with bright gilt, maps properly folded and free of repairs, neat marginal notes in pencil to several sections, light stain to front paste-down. Provenance: Ink inscription, dated 1905, San Francisco, of Wallace Bradford to front fly-leaf. (Seven years later, Bradford witnessed the sinking of the Titanic from aboard the steamer Carpathia, and wrote a thrilling account of the rescue of 710 people early on the morning of April 15, 1912.) An unusually well-preserved copy. Hinrichsen E256. "The Romantic movement in Germany had given a new impetus to travel . . . In 1828… Read More
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$465.00
Morrison's Strangers Guide and Etiquette, for Washington City and Its Vicinity.
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Morrison's Strangers Guide and Etiquette, for Washington City and Its Vicinity.

by Morrison, W. H. & O. H.

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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Fifth Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Bath, Maine
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$392.00

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Washington D. C.: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1862 Green blind stamped gilt boards, clean tight. Red foredges.(2) Foldout view of Washington City ----- excellent. Foldout U. S. Senate excellent, foldout U. S. House of Representatives, excellent. 62 pgs. small nick to edge pgs 22-25. Publisher's ad rear (2). Very nice copy of scarce fifth edition. Civil War Washington Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Illus. by Illustrated with Wood and Steel Engravings, Entirely Rewritten and Brought Down to Present Time.. Fifth Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.
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$392.00
A Five Weeks Tour to Paris, Versailles, Marli, &c.
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A Five Weeks Tour to Paris, Versailles, Marli, &c.

by Lucas, William

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Used
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First
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Paperback
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Norwich, Vermont
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$800.00

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Lucas, William.A Five Weeks Tour to Paris, Versailles, Marli, &c.London: Printed for T. Waller, 1750. Rare First Edition. Light staining and dust-soiling. Bound in paper binding. Appx 8 x 5 inches. Pp: (1)38. OCLC records only the 1752 and 1754 editions There were a total of four editions, culminating with the one of 1765.
A thorough and interesting guide, including currency exchange, tolls, wines. This is the rare first edition.
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$800.00
Hudson River and the Hudson River Railroad: with a complete map and wood cut views of the...
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Hudson River and the Hudson River Railroad: with a complete map and wood cut views of the principal objects of interest upon the line

by HUDSON RIVER RAILROAD

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Used - Wrappers chipped at edges, professionally rebacked, some unobtrusive offsetting on map
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Ardsley, New York
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$1,000.00

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New York: Wm. C. Locke & Co, 1851. Wrappers chipped at edges, professionally rebacked, some unobtrusive offsetting on map. 8vo. 50 pages. Large folding map on three joined sheets (21 x 1788 cm; 8.25 x 61.75 inches). 11 woodblock illustrations in text (and with 2 more not recorded in the index but always present). Original printed wrappers with woodblock vignette. SCARCE Hudson River Railroad travel guide published the first year in which the full line was completed. It covers points of interest along the route, with woodblocks illustrating the text. Topics include: the history of the Hudson River, the history of the construction of the Hudson River Railroad, and the cities, towns and villages along the Hudson, from New York City all the way to Troy.  Concerning the West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, the guide states: "the iron foundry [was] established here by Gouverneur Kemble. The works are situated about a mile west of the village, upon a small stream which tumbles rapidly down the mountains,… Read More
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$1,000.00
Cyprus:  Its Ancient Cities,  Tombs, and Temples
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Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples: A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residency in That Island

by Palma di Cesnola, Luigi

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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$500.00

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456 pages. Very good condition, taupe cloth binding with gold-stamped author, title and decoration, and red-stamped Cypriot decorative devices on front and rear boards. A little fraying at head and heel of spine, a little corner-bumping and tanning of spine. All pages bright and tight, with perhaps a little age-darkening; binding solid. Many black-and-white tissue-protected plates. Bears bookplate of K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.Gen. Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832 – 1904) was an Italian-American diplomat, amateur archaeologist and soldier, veteran of the Austrian and Crimean Wars, and the United States Civil War, where he was awarded the Medal of Honor.He was United States consul at Larnaca on Cyprus from 1865 to 1877, where he extensively excavated and collected (some would say looted) a great number of antiquities. His collection was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1872, just two years after its charter; it remains an… Read More
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$500.00
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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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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$300.00

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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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$300.00
The South and East African Year Book Guide. With Atlas and Diagrams. 34th Issue owned by A. Jessop
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The South and East African Year Book Guide. With Atlas and Diagrams. 34th Issue owned by A. Jessop: Union-Castle Atlas pp. 2-64 with color maps, single and double page, George Philips & Son, Geographical Institute, London

by Edited Annually By A. Samler Brown, F.R.M.S. & G. Gordon Brown, F.R.G.S.

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  • Signed
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Used
Edition
34th
Binding
Hardcover
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FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts
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$275.00

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Contents and Condition:Union-Castle Atlas pp. 2-64 with color maps, single and double page, George Philips & Son, Geographical Institute, London
"Advertisements South Africa, Capetown with East Africa Route", pp. 1-129.
dimensions: 7 3/8" x 5 1/2" x 1 5/8"
condition: decorated fabric covers show mild wear, binding tight, front cover attached with weakening at bottom of binding
owner's name in manuscript ink on title page: "A.Jessop Coronado, California, U.S.A"Description:
This densely informative travel guide was owned by A. Jessop of Coronado, California. The A. Jessop who owned this book is most likely a son of Joseph Edward Jessop, an English watchmaker and jewelry store owner who with his wife emigrated from London, England to California, seeking to settle in the San Diego area with their children. The Jessop family established a jewelry store that became multi-generational in the San Diego, California area. In 1901 the Jessop family moved to Coronado, California. In 1907, Mr. Jessop… Read More
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$275.00
Description des beautés de Génes et de ses environs
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Description des beautés de Génes et de ses environs: orneé de differentes vuës, et de la carte topographique de la ville.

by Brusco, Giacomo ; Carlo Giuseppe Ratti.

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Used - Very Good
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Paperback
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Tuxedo Park, New York
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$2,200.00

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A Génes [i.e., Genova]: Chez Yves Gravier, 1773. Very Good. Octavo (18 cm); [2], 155, [1] pages, and [13] folded leaves of engraved views, maps, and illustrations. Engraved crest of Genoa on title page. Text within typographic border. Bound in woodblock-printed floral polychrome wraps. Mottled edges. White background of wraps rather toned. Second, much expanded edition of this architectural guide to the city of Genoa, intended, one supposes, for French and Francophone tourists. (The 1768 edition was shorter and had only four illustrations.) The printer, named in the colophon as Adamo Scionico, chose good paper stock that holds the bite of the type and of the engraved plates, which are bright and fresh. The authors names do not appear in the text, but do appear in a very similar 1768 publication in Italian from the same printer, and they have been traditionally applied to the French text as well.
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$2,200.00
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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Used - Very Good
Edition
1st
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Hardcover
Seller
Tokyo, Japan
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$1,000.00

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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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$1,000.00
Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute Antiche e Moderne dell'alma citta di Roma
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Nuova Raccolta delle principale Vedute Antiche e Moderne dell'alma citta di Roma: New collection of ancient and modern views of the soul city of Rome

by Alessandro Moschetti

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Used - Very Good-
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1st
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Paperback
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Tokyo, Japan
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$600.00

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Very good- set of 51 Roman landscape plates in the original paper wraps.In the early 19th century, Italian publishers rushed to bring out collections of views of Rome for the tourist market.Engraved title page with vignette of the Capitoline Wolf and different title, Raccolta delle Principali Veduti di Roma e suoi Contorni, 50 copperplate engravings of ancient Roman ruins and modern scenes drawn by famous artists and engraved on copper by Alessandro Moschetti.Views include the Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, the Vatican, exterior and interior of the Pantheon and the Colosseum, plazas, temples, triumphal arches, cathedrals, etc.Alessandro Moschetti (or Mochetti) was active in Rome from 1843-1864 and engraved many books of Roman views.Oblong quarto, original green printed wraps with some loss on spine, covers grubby, good impressions of the copperplates, a few with light foxing within the plate.
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$600.00
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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Used - Very Good
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1st
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Hardcover
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Tokyo, Japan
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$2,500.00

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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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$2,500.00
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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Used - Good
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1st
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Hardcover
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Tokyo, Japan
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$400.00

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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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$400.00
Monumenta Pompeiana
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Monumenta Pompeiana

by [Antonio Sogliano, Antonio Niccolini]

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Used - Good
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1st
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Hardcover
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Tokyo, Japan
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$3,500.00

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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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$3,500.00
Manuel du voyageur. Baedeker de la République Argentine. Comprenant aussi une partie du...
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Manuel du voyageur. Baedeker de la République Argentine. Comprenant aussi une partie du Brésil, de la République Orientale de l'Uruguay, du Chili et de la Bolivie.

by Martinez, Albert B.

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Used - Very Good-
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3’ieme édition
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Barcelona, Barcelona
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$118.89

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Pages numbered 1-32 (advertisements); xv, [1 blank], 632 pages; pages numbered 33-62 (advertisements). Cloth a little rubbed and slightly creased on the spine with a small dark mark to the lower spine. Bookseller's(?) pencil notation to the front free end-paper and top margin of page 1 of the advertisements. Internally clean and unmarked. Complete with plans and maps (6 folded) as listed in the "table méthodique". Very small tear to the hinge of the map of Buenos-Ayres. Text in French. Albert Martinez illegally, and seemingly with impunity, used the Baedeker name to sell his guide. More than that he closely mimicked the Baedeker look and feel as closely as he could. That aside, the guide is packed with useful information for the contemporary traveller and is an abundant resource of historical relevance – if you want to know the details of all the early 20th century registered league football clubs in "Buenos-Ayres et dans les environs" you'll find it here.
With an initial 80-page introduction to… Read More
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