By Amelia B. Edwards
Leipzig   Bernhard Tauchnitz
6.5" by 5" 8-302pp
The very scarce first Tauchnitz edition of Amelia Edwards's travelogue, in a smart half calf binding.
By Amelia B. Edwards

1873 Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

Leipzig   Bernhard Tauchnitz
6.5" by 5" 8-302pp
The very scarce first Tauchnitz edition of Amelia Edwards's travelogue, in a smart half calf binding.
£40.00
: 0.5kgs / : 905F51

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Description

Early Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce

The very scarce first Tauchnitz edition of this work from Amelia Blanford Edwards, an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Edwards even gained the nickname 'Godmother of Egyptology' for her contribution to the field.

Published in the same year as the true first edition.

With half title.

Edwards first heard about the Dolomites in 1853, through sketches brought back to England from Italy. On 27 June 1872, she embarked on a trip through the mountains with her friend Lucy Renshaw, hiring mountain guides from the region. After her descent from the mountains, Edwards described civilized life as a 'dead-level World of Commonplace', and described her adventures among the mountains in this work.

Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz founded his Leipzig publishing firm in 1837 at the age of 20. His specialism was publishing foreign language books, particularly English. He began his firm at a defining period for English literature, as popular authors were producing a wider range of work in differing genres and forms.

Tauchnitz built a good reputation with many leading British and American authors which lead him to be the principal publisher of English Language books in continental Europe from 1840 to 1940.

Condition

In a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart, with light rubbing to back strip head and tails and joints. Front hinge strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Very Good

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