By W. S. Caine
London   George Routledge and Sons Limited
9" by 6.5" xliv, 624pp.
An early edition of W. S. Caine's travelogue of his travels to India, illustrated throughout and bound in a full calf Bickers prize binding.
By W. S. Caine

1891 Picturesque India A Handbook for European Travellers

London   George Routledge and Sons Limited
9" by 6.5" xliv, 624pp.
An early edition of W. S. Caine's travelogue of his travels to India, illustrated throughout and bound in a full calf Bickers prize binding.
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Early Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Original Binding, Prize Binding, Signed Binding

An early edition. First published in 1890.

Bound in a full calf prize binding from 'Brentwood School' with their gilt crest to the front, bound by Bickers with their stamp to the front blank. 

Illustrated with a monochrome frontispiece, an engraved title page, numerous monochrome vignettes and a full colour map of India split over two folding plates. Collated complete.

This work features a travel guide written by William Sproston Caine, a British politician. The work describes the beauty of India, mentioning the cities, streets, architecture and landscape.

Condition

In a full calf prize binding for 'Brentwood School' with their rest to the front. Externally sound with marks to the boards, front hinge tender to the head and starting to the rear, fading to the spine, rubbing and loss to the raised bands and rubbing and bumping to the extremities. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally firmly bound with light spotting throughout, heavier to the odd page and to the front and rear. Pages very lightly age toned. Binder's stamp to the front blank. Loss to the front folding map.

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