Lot 408: Clarke's Travels in Various Countries - 11 vol. set

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Lot 408: Author: Clarke, Edward Daniel; Title: Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia, Africa - complete 11 volume set; Place Published: London; Publisher: T. Cadell and W. Davies; Date Published: 1816-1824; Description: 11 volumes (complete set). [18], xi, [12], 533; [10], 524, [22]; xxvii, [9], 453; [10], 463; xxvii, [8], 460; [13], 647; [4], xxvi, [12], 481; [16], 462, [60]; xvii, [13], 571; [12], 580; [12], 492 pp. About 198 engraved plates, maps, and plans (many folding). (8vo) later half calf and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt on spines, all edges marbled. Fourth Editions.Clarke, a professor of mineralogy at Cambridge, traveled extensively at the opening of the 19th century. This complete set includes his observations of Russia, Tahtary, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land, Constantinople, Vienna, Hungary, and much more. All volumes include the bookplate of Andre Allen Murray. Condition: Light wear to bindings, spines more worn and torn than covers; a few small tears to folding maps and illustrations (mostly stub tears or tears in margins); some foxing and darkening of pages; good to very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $500-800
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