Rhine River 1878 Bartlet huge 425 images picture travel book decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Travel, Tourism, Europe, Germany, France, Rhine River, Illustrated Books, Decorative Book Bindings).
The Rhine from its Source to the Sea, trans. by G.C. T. Bartley.
Published 1878, Philadelphia by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
373 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 60 full page wood engraved plates and 365 in-text wood engraved images.
Publisher's cloth binding, elaborate gilt spine & cover pictorial decorations, gilt title lettering, embossed cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition but is nicer than typical for books of this large format size and era.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, spine ends and board covers lightly worn, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book 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.
Book Measures c. 14" H x 10 1/4" W.