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E.D. Clarke
1816 Travels in Various Countries by Clarke, Maps & Illus, Russia Greece Egypt
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1816. The set is in terrific condition both inside and out. All volumes are tightly bound with no cracks and no loose pages. All folding maps/engraving/diagrams are present and are firmly attached. There are a few lines of contemporary writing in pencil on a front blank end paper of vol I; each volume has an inscription dated 1919 written in pencil on a front end paper. The pages are in great condition - crisp, white and mostly clean with only an occasional light stain found on a page or a map, and an occasional ink smudge. This is a terrific condition set of "Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa" by Edward D. Clarke. The volumes are dated 1816, 1817 and 1818 and were printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies in London; 4th edition (stated). Handsomely bound in leather with a gilt border around the covers, gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, marbled page edges on all sides, 5 raised bands on the spine, marbled end papers and ribbon page markers. The set features many fold-out maps, diagrams and engravings (all are present and firmly attached; a couple are in color) as well as numerous in-text illustrations ("embellishments and vignettes") and maps. The set chronicles Clarke's travels to Russia, Tahtary, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land; volume VIII contains a supplement "Respecting the Author's Journey from Constantinople to Vienna Containing His Account of the Gold Mines of Transylvania and Hungary." Clarke was an English clergyman, naturalist, mineralogist and traveler. "His writings are much esteemed as a can … [Click Below for Full Description]
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