Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880. A Very Good Hardcover.
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. First Edition, 1880 . 8vo; viii, 311 p,  leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.. Book 1 in the series. Format: binding style 3. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #008828
This large and elegant child's book continues the series 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]
REF: OCLC: 645171670, HB.c; Smathers 914 B988z; The literary world. v.10 1879: 360; Blanck-Penrod, 50