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Picturesque Europe

A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and

 The Picturesque and Historical Places of

Great Britain and the Continent

By Bayard Taylor (Editor)

1875-79 - New York - D Appleton & Co.

13" by 10"; 488pp; 459pp; 491pp

 
 

DETAILS

 

The first three volumes of this fascinating travel guide, Picturesque Europe.

Illustrated throughout, with hundreds of vignette and full page illustrations. In addition to this volume I has 21 full page plates, volume II 18 and volume III 20.

Collated, volume II appears to be lacking title page and possibly three plates.

Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, travel author and diplomat. His Picturesque Europe series was incredibly popular. Volumes I and the first 80 pages of volume II discuss Great Britain and Ireland, including Wales and the Isle of Wight. The volume then proceeds to Normandy, Jersey and the Rhine before touching on Spain and ending in Naples. Volume III starts in Norway before discussing Spain, The Lake of Geneva, Northern Italy, Sicily, Sweden, Switzerland and many more areas before finishing at The Danube. The numerous illustrations help to illuminate Taylor's descriptions and historical explanation on each location.

CONDITION

In full blind stamped and gilt stamped morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with some rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots to the endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.


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