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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Europe :Switzerland

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...<b> Seeing Europe with Famous Authors [10 Volumes – Complete Set] </b>, Halsey, Francis W. (Editor)
1 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>Luzern Jahrhundert / Lucerne Century.</b>, Michael
2 Michael ...Luzern Jahrhundert / Lucerne Century.
Switzerland: Druck, 2002. 3905082128 / 9783905082128 First Edition Hardcover.
 
Silver boards with stamped titles. No flaws, minimal handling. Numerous color illustrations, b/w photos.,
English/German text.
Produced to accompany the exhibition of November 2002 10 inches tall.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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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
3 [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> Italian Portraits in Engadine Frames </b><br>, [Swiss Alps] Painter, Lydia Ethel F.  (
4 [Swiss Alps] Painter, Lydia Ethel F. ("G.E.X") ... Italian Portraits in Engadine Frames

Wausau, Wisconsin The Philosopher Press, 1904.
 Limited Edition: 1/100 Hardcover.
 The work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece and plate, as well as decorative chapter headings.
 
Engadine is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps. The Engadine is protected by high mountain ranges on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities.

A lovely bit of prose in a descriptive voice, privately printed. [The American Catalogue p1018]

This antique limited edition volume is solidly bound in tan cloth covers with an illustrated front cover. There is light external age/wear. The text block has deckled edges. The pages and plates show mild toning and occasional light marginal foxing. Bindings very tight and square. 190 pages; 7.75 inches tall. An un-numbered copy of a limited edition of 100.
 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b>Die Schweiz nebst den angrenzenden Teilen von Oberitalien, Savoyen und Tirol  </b><br>, [Switzerland Guide in German] Baedeker, Karl
5 [Switzerland Guide in German] Baedeker, Karl ...Die Schweiz nebst den angrenzenden Teilen von Oberitalien, Savoyen und Tirol

Leipaig: Verlag Von Karl Baedeker, 1907.
 Stiff Card stock wraps.
 16mo; xlii, 564 pages.
 69 maps, 18 plans, 11 panoramas. – Complete Maps and plans appear unopened.
 
Switzerland rapidly turned into a tourist country, once the joys of alpine sports had become popular. The Baedeker editions on the country were therefore always bestsellers. The German series was also the longest-running series under the same name.

Founded in 1827, Baedeker guides gained popularity during the second half of the 19th century (so much so that Baedekering became part of everyday language).

They were an invaluable and essential part of civilized travel in the fin-de-siecle. Baedeker guides were known for both their accuracy and attention to detail. Included in each are intricate colored fold-out maps and floor plans to museums and points of interest.

Bindings firm, Light wear to wraps.Previous owner’s name inside on front paste-down and verso of front-free-end-page.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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