1861-1862 All Around the World An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels, and Adventures in all parts of the Globe
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Scarce
Illustrated throughout each volume, with numerous engraved plates. Featuring two double paged maps to volume one, depicting the principle waterfalls, islands, lakes, rivers and mountains in the eastern and western hemispheres. William Francis Ainsworth was an English surgeon, traveller, geographer and geologist, with a passion for travel writing. His other works include "Wanderings in every Clime", "The River Kariin, an Opening to British Commerce", and "The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus" which was originally published in Ainsworth's Magazine. Three volumes, of the original four, with volume three being published a year later. Volume four was published afterwards and is rarely seen with these volumes. In fact rare as a collection, normally seen in single volumes if at all.
In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed with shelfwear to the spines and extremities. Cloth is worn and starting to the front joint of volume two. All hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with maps to volume one detached but present. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. Light foxing and ink inscriptions to endpapers. Some paper repairs and pencil annotated notes.
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