France & Switzerland Paris Baedeker 1902-10 Lot x 4 guide books w/ 100+ mapsBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, France, Paris, Northern France, Southern France, Switzerland, Illustrated Books, Books with Maps, Baedeker Guides).
Lot x 4 Baedeker's Travel Guides.
Baedeker's Paris and Its Environs: 17th Edition, 1910, 490 Pages, 14 Maps and 41 Plans.
Baedeker's Southern France: 4th Edition, 1902, 548 Pages, 30 Maps, 36 Plans, 1 Panorama.
Baedeker's Northern France: 4th Edition, 1905, 423 pages, 13 Maps and 40 Plans.
Baedeker's Switzerland: 20th Edition, 1903, 396 pages, 65 Maps, 14 Plans, 11 Panoramas.
Publisher's soft cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover designs, marbled edges. Profusion of folding maps and plans. Each appears complete, no evidence of any removal, spot checks confirm, sold as-is, well under $1/ map.
Lot of four guides is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, mostly light minor signs of careful handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, lot remains overall attractive on the shelf.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally, some misfolds or splits along fold lines, some toning, etc.
The lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present appear to us easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this lot survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.