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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
1 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880 [1879]
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover. Binding style 3.
 8vo; viii, 311 p, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.
 Book 1 in the series.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
"This large and elegant child's book of sending a teacher and his boys off on an expedition of learning in foreign lands. In this case, the party go to Scotland, and through England to Belgium, Normandy and Paris; the particular topics of observation and study being in the fields of geography and history, with special attention to localities made famous in song and story.

Mr. Butterworth is very well fitted, by knowledge and taste, to write a book of this kind, and he has displayed an inventive talent and a degree of liveliness and pleasantry which make his pages very bright as well as truly instructive.

The publishers have supplemented his pen with great zeal and generosity with fine illustrations. Zig-Zag Journeys in Europe will deservedly be one of the half-dozen most popular holiday books this season." [LW]

Decorated boards and spine with scenes in color. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear rubs to corners. Endpages with decorated map. Previous owner’s name on first blank page in pencil with the date of 1879.

REF: OCLC: 645171670, HB.c; Smathers 914 B988z; The literary world. v.10 1879: 360. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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…<b>Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;</b><br> And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.</b><br>, Eyre, Edmund John
2 Eyre, Edmund John Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;
And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.


London: Robinson, and Longman and Rees, 1803,
 First Edition,
 Leather.
 8vo; xv, 393 pp. 21x13 cm
 
Edmund John Eyre was an English dramatist who left university to join a theater troupe. He became first a comedian, then an actor who appeared at Drury Lane.

His remarks on the French theatre and actors are interesting, printing the admission prices at various theatres and also transcribes an extensive bill of fare, including the wine list, of "one of the most expensive and fashionable eating houses in Paris" (page 113).

Bindings very firm and square. Minor shelf handling. Text clean. Even toning to text. Occasional soiling/staining throughout. Full calf, raised bands, edges speckled red. Rebacked.

Ref. Not in ETSC; Bodl 014752071 [6 copies]; OCoLC 25458156; ODNB
 
Price: 295.00 USD

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...<b> Seeing Europe with Famous Authors [10 Volumes – Complete Set] </b>, Halsey, Francis W. (Editor)
3 Halsey, Francis W. (Editor) ... Seeing Europe with Famous Authors [10 Volumes – Complete Set]
New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1914 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover

 
A handy small-format set which gives a quick perspective of pre-World War I Europe.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some toning to spines. Illustrated with photographs.

Set includes:
Great Britain and Ireland; Part 1 and 2;
France and the Netherlands Part 1 and 2;
Germany, Australia-Hungary, and Switzerland part 1 and 2;
Italy and Greece part 1 and 2;
Spain and Portugal and Russia, Scandinavia, and the Southeast with index to 10 volumes.

 
Price: 85.00 USD

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…<b>Cathedrals of Southern France.</b>, Miltoun, Francis
4 Miltoun, Francis Cathedrals of Southern France.
Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1905 [Published August, 1904; present on copyright page] First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 90 illustrations, plans and diagrams by Blanche McManus 
Light blue buckram with decorations and titles in three colors. Decorated endpages. Bindings square and tight. Text clean with only a hint of toning. Previous owner’s name on first blank page. Ex-Library with spine call numbers and front bookplate as the only markings. 7.5 inches tall. 554 pages with index.

Describing 80 cathedrals of Southern France, history, architecture, and the surrounding area is highlighted.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b> A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy </b>, Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]
5 Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence] ... A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
London: Thomas Tegg, 1809 Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates. Hardcover.

 Two colored, full-color caricature plates by Rowlandson. 
Red calf, gilt ruled, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands. Marbled endpages, All edges gilt. -

A lively travel narrative and one of the premier examples of early "stream-of-consciousness" technique.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate even toning. Modest handling wear. Spine aged; small part of spine label lacking. Faint front hinge repair with Scotch tape. Top spine band rubbed. Two pencil notations on free endpages probably by a bookseller from along the way. Printed by Hazard and Certhew, Beech Street, Barbicon. xii, 179, [1] pp. 16x10 cm(6¼x4")

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist.
Rowlandson's designs were usually done in outline with the reed-pen, and delicately washed with color. They were then etched by the artist on the copper, and afterwards aquatinted—usually by a professional engraver, the impressions being finally colored by hand.
As a designer he was characterized by his facility and ease of draughtsmanship. He dealt less frequently with politics than his fierce contemporary, Gillray, but commonly touching, in a rather gentle spirit, the various aspects and incidents of social life.
His most artistic work is to be found among the more careful drawings of his earlier period; but even among the exaggerated caricature of his later time we find hints that this master of the humorous might have attained to the beautiful had he so willed.

 
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...<b>Paris  </b><br>, Russell, John; Rosamond Bernier:  Foreword
6 Russell, John; Rosamond Bernier: Foreword ...Paris

New York: Abrams, 1983.
 0810923084
 First Edition,
 Softcovder.
 11.75 inches tall.
 Fully illustrated in color and b/w with map.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.
 
Price: 19.95 USD
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…<b>Touring Through France.</b>, Shackleton, Elizabeth
7 Shackleton, Elizabeth Touring Through France.
Philadelphia, The Penn Company, 1925 First Edition. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with color frontispiece and nearly 100 photographs. 
Dark blue cloth boards with gilt titles and decoration in three colors. [Some of yellow lacking] Wear to boards with rub to cloth lower spine. Foxing on top of frontispiece and title page. Bookplate on front free endpage. Includes: A brief resume of Expenses! 9.25 inches tall. 407 pages with index.

A delightful tour and description shortly after World War I.

 
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…<b>A Spring Fortnight In France.</b>, Tozier, Josephine
8 Tozier, Josephine A Spring Fortnight In France.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1907 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with photographs. 
Late 19th century travelogue of rural France.

Tan Buckram covered boards. Color Paste-on scene on front Titles stamped in Gilt. Bindings square and tight. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Rub lower spine. Text clean with light even toning. No ownership markings. 8.5 inches tall. 352 pages.

 
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...<b> Turner's Rivers of France with an Introduction by John Ruskin, a Series of Sixty-one Steel Engravings from the Originals of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Described by Leitch Ritchie with a Biography of the artist by Alaric A, Watts. </b><br>, Watts, Alaric A.; Ruskin,John; Ritchie, Leitch
9 Watts, Alaric A.; Ruskin,John; Ritchie, Leitch ... Turner's Rivers of France with an Introduction by John Ruskin, a Series of Sixty-one Steel Engravings from the Originals of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Described by Leitch Ritchie with a Biography of the artist by Alaric A, Watts.

Paternoster Row, London: J.S. Virtue & Co., Limited First Published 1837; bound circa 1885.
 Hardcover. Two Volumes bound as one. Bound by David Ohivers, Bath
 Folio: Frontis, [i-v] vi, [i] ii – xlviii, [l] li – lxii, [1] 2-144, plates (19). Frontis, [i-v] vi, [1] 2-192, blank. 12 inches tall
 31 steel engraved plated on thick stock by J.M.W.Turner
 
Uncommon, also produced by Henry G Bohn, London in 1853; This issue predates that printing. Features notes from Turner's tour of France, each river and region included illustrated with an engraving.

Half-leather with marbled boards, The spine has gilt lettering and stamped flourishes.

Bindings tight and square with two-inches of cracking lower front joint; hinges starting but are still firm. Moderate handling wear. with some rubs to pager edges.Text clean, with traces of bookseller pencil marks on front free endpage.light even toning. Damp stain in upper gutter, touching some plate in volume 1 ceasing after page 110 in volume 1.

REF: OCLC: 503072231; Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette June 9 1885; Wise, 334; Speake,

Alaric Alexander Watts was a British poet and journalist, born in London. His life was dedicated to newspaper creation and editing, and he was seen as a conservative writer. It led him to bankruptcy, when a pension was awarded to him by a friend, Lord Aberdeen. He may now be best remembered for his alliterative poem The Siege of Belgrade. [wiki]

J.M.W. Turner - Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivaling history painting. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light". [wiki]

John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century up to the First World War. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognized as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft. [wiki]

The so called Introduction by John Ruskin LL D is not an original composition but consists of garbled extracts from Modern Painters It occupies pp i viii.

Leitch Ritchie was a Scottish novelist and journalist. He was born at Greenock and worked as a clerk in Glasgow, but about 1820 adopted literature as his profession. Ritchie wrote four novels. In his later years he edited Chambers' Journal. He also wrote short stories, including one of the first British werewolf short stories. " [wiki]
 
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...<b> A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters </b><br>, [18th Century Travel] Moore, John
10 [18th Century Travel] Moore, John ... A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters

Boston: Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Young, for David West, 1792 First American Edition. Leather-Bound.
 
This book relates, via series of letters, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria. During these travels, Moore met with several eminent figures, including Frederick the Great and Voltaire. This volume and his subsequent volume of travels in Italy were immensely popular.

Bound in full leather, with red leather spine label and gilt lettering to the spine. The text is adorned with an engraved headpiece. Page 215 mis-numbered [115]; page 187 mis-numbered [178].

Displays external wear, with rubbing and scuffing visible to the covers; and faint vertical cracking and chipping visible to the spine and spine edges. The hinges of this volume are cracked.

The armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch is present to the front paste-down, and a previous owner's signature appears on the front flyleaf. The interior of this volume exhibits foxing and toning, as well as occasional faint moisture markings. 430 pages; 8.5 inches tall; 5.75 inches wide.

A very handsome copy of the American edition.
 
Price: 200.00 USD

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...<b>Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. Watering-Places  </b><br>, [Author Unspecified]
11 [Author Unspecified] ...Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée. Watering-Places

[Place of publication not identified] [publisher not identified], [No date, c1915] Folded paper,
 5 unnumbered pages ; 19 cm
 
This promotional piece describes how French healing waters are superior to German.

Contents: The war and thermal stations -- Watering-places on the P.L.M. -- List of the French watering-places. The list matches diseases or conditions to the corresponding healing water.

Text in English. No Date; OCLC lists 1915 as the possible date of publication. Listed in OCLC but no copies in noted.

Carefully handled, no flaws to note.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> On the Rhine and Other Sketches of European Travel  </b><br>, [Continental Europe]  Murphy, (Lady) Blanche; T. Dolphus Trollope, Sarah B. Wister; Edward King
12 [Continental Europe] Murphy, (Lady) Blanche; T. Dolphus Trollope, Sarah B. Wister; Edward King ... On the Rhine and Other Sketches of European Travel

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippingcott, 1881.
 Second Printing.
 Hardcover.
 4to; 9.5 inches tall. 327 pages.
 Illustrated with in-text drawings on nearly every page and full plates.
 
Gathering the writings and letters of the most famous elite of the mid-19th century this well-illustrated volume chronicles an age of wealth and privilege.

Travel narratives from, Germany, Paris, the Italian Lakes, Australia, Sicily and places in-between.

Green publisher's cloth with stamped designs and vignette in black and gilt. Top edge gilt. Beveled boards.

Bindings tight and square. Front hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free end-page.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b>My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine  </b><br>, [France; Fashion] Betts, Kate
13 [France; Fashion] Betts, Kate ...My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine

New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
 9780679644422
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
A charming and insightful memoir about coming of age as a fashion journalist in 1980s Paris, by former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor Kate Betts, the author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>A Wanderer In Paris  </b><br>, [France] Lucas., E. V.
14 [France] Lucas., E. V. ...A Wanderer In Paris

New York: Macmillan, 1909.
 First Edition, First Printing. - American.
 Hardcover.
 Map of Paris before Chapter I.
 8vo; xii p., 1 l., 330 p. 32 pl., 16 col. pl. (incl. front.) maps. 20 cm.
 Illustrated with 16 color paintings by Walter Dexter and 32 reproductions from works of art.  
A delightful pre-World War I Travelogue by the prolific English travel writer E. V. Lucas.

Blue cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles and blind-stamped titles on front.Hinges starting. Wear to edges with open lower corners.

REF: LCon:09024643.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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…<b>Magnetic Paris.</b>, [France] Mack, Adelaide
15 [France] Mack, Adelaide Magnetic Paris.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover.

 With many illustrations especially drawn by Geo. Desains and Charlotte Schaller. 
Red cloth with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped art-deco design boards. Bindings firm and square, Text clean without ownership markings. Light shelf wear with some darkening to the spine. 243 pages. 7.5 inches tall.

A charming book about pre-World War I Paris. The last chapter of Affirmations is very interesting in its account of French attitudes.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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<b>...Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons De Paris Section Nord-East Carte Taride # 3  </b>, [France] [No Author Listed]
16 [France] [No Author Listed] ...Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons De Paris Section Nord-East Carte Taride # 3
Paris A. Taride [undated c1910] Printed one oil-skin.

 
Pre World War I map of the regions around Paris, Champagne, Ardennes to the border of Luxembourg.

Relief in colors shown by shading and spot heights. Scale 1:250,000. Undated but these maps date from the early 1900’s.

No flaws to map. Some even toning. Holder has wear to edges. Width: 35.5 inches; Height 28 inches. Folds to 5.5 by 7.25 inches.

Large map showing both roads and highways at the outbreak of the First World War.

Lower center in the Soissons-Fismes-Chateau Thierry triangle, scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the war. An uncommon map in this condition.

 
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...<b> 24 unused Postcards of Loches, France attached in a booklet Circa 1901 </b><br>, [France] [No author]
17 [France] [No author] ... 24 unused Postcards of Loches, France attached in a booklet Circa 1901

France, [Unknown publisher]: Circa 1901.
 Attached in a booklet. Approx. 3.5 inches by 6 inches.
 
Loches is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

It is situated 29 miles (47 km) southeast of Tours by railway, on the left bank of the Indre River.

The town, one of the most picturesque in central France, lies at the foot of the rocky eminence on which stands the Château de Loches, the castle of the Anjou family, surrounded by an outer wall 13 ft./4 m. thick, and consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, the royal lodge and the donjon or keep.

History: Loches (the Roman Leucae) grew up around a monastery founded about 500 by St. Ours and belonged to the Counts of Anjou from 886 until 1205. In the latter year it was seized from King John of England by Philip Augustus, and from the middle of the 13th century until after the time of Charles IX of France the castle was a residence of the kings of France, apart for a brief interlude in 1424 when it was heritably granted to Archibald Douglas, Duke of Touraine. Antoine Guenand, Lord of La Celle-Guenand was appointed Captain-Governor of Loches in 1441.

Stapled card-stock booklet has minor handling wear and has faded from original blue.

Cards are not flawed. Included railway ticket dated 1901. Each card is captioned. Two pages of text. 
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<b>... Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons Est De La France Carte Taride # 6 </b>, [France] [Unknown]
18 [France] [Unknown] ... Carte Routiere Pour Automobilistes & Cyclistes Evirons Est De La France Carte Taride # 6
Paris A. Taride, [undated c1910] Folded Map in Sleeve.

 
Pre World War I map of the regions in the north section of France to the Austrian border including Strasbourg.

Relief in colors shown by shading and spot heights. Scale 1:250,000. Undated but these maps date from the early 1900’s. Printed one oil-skin. No flaws to map. Some even toning. Holder has wear to edges. Width: 35.5 inches; Height 28 inches. Folds to 5.5 by 7.25 inches.

Large map showing both roads and highways at the outbreak of the First World War.

An uncommon map in this condition.

 
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…<b>The Real Latin Quarter.</b>, [Paris] Smith, F. [Frank] Berkley
19 [Paris] Smith, F. [Frank] Berkley The Real Latin Quarter.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1901 First Edition – First Printing. HArdcover.

 Illustrations and board design by the author from photographs and drawings by the author. Plus 3 color lithographic plates with captioned-tissue guards (1 by F. Hopkinson Smith and 2 by Paris artist Sancha). 
Tan cloth covered boards decorated in 5 colors. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Ownership signature. Light shelf handling.

The author describes of the art scene and other characters of the Latin Quarter of Paris at the turn of the century. Many interesting people, restaurants, banquets, cabarets, student quarter activities, Quat'z' Arts, songs, and studios found while touring along the streets of the Latin Quarter area of Paris are described.

 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b> Turner's Rivers of France with an Introduction by John Ruskin, a Series of Sixty-one Steel Engravings from the Originals of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Described by Leitch Ritchie with a Biography of the artist by Alaric A, Watts. </b><br>, Watts, Alaric A.; Ruskin,John; Ritchie, Leitch
... Turner's Rivers of France with an Introduction by John Ruskin, a Series of Sixty-one Steel Engravings from the Originals of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Described by Leitch Ritchie with a Biography of the artist by Alaric A, Watts.

Watts, Alaric A.; Ruskin,John; Ritchie, Leitch
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