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Starke, Mariana
Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and Likewise in the Island of Sicily
A. and W. Galignani, Paris, 1839. Octavo. (8) 712pp., 1 folding map, 1 folding plan. Rebound in three-quarter green leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering on red leather labels, gilt ruling and tooling on spine. Added is an account of the remains of Ancient Italy, including the roads leading to those remains. The ninth edition is considerably enlarged, with a map of Italy and Sicily and a plan of the Forum Romanum is added. "The Author. visited almost every part of Italy. found the peasantry, mechanics, and tradesmen, well disposed towards their rulers, civil, orderly, and honest; insomuch that Travellers may, with safety, frequent the high roads, and likewise penetrate into the most secluded parts of the Alps and Apennine, without the slightest probability of being annoyed by popular tumults, or plundered by banditti." (Advertisements). The difference between the 1836 and 1839 ninths editions are stated in the addenda III-V. Binding with light wear along edges. First and last few pages with light foxing. Water staining visible only at top edge near spine and near gutter at top of first and last few pages. Previous owner's name inked to top of front free endpaper. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) [Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.]
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