Journal of a Tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, During the Years 1813 and 1814

Author: James, John T.
Price: $750.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: John Murray
Year Published: 1816
Book Condition: Near Fine
Binding: 3/4 Leather
Edition: First Edition
Young author James was a student of Christ Church, Oxford when it took this trip. It is studiously observant, but still a good read. A majority of the plates are of Russia. The travel reference, Abbey Travel 16, states that the plates in most copies were uncolored, as they are in this copy. Pages xii, 527. Tan morocco with sympathetic, handmarbled boards in tan/brown/terra cotta/mustard. I would estimate this rebinding to be 40 or 50 years old, with gilt lines flanking raised bands on the spine, and a bright red title label with gilt letters. Inside, some minor foxing and stains, and offsetting from the plates as is unfortunately usual. An handsome copy, image available on request. Scarce in the first edition, with later 1817 and 1819 2 volume editions in smaller format (8 vo) and fewer illustrations.
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