W. Strahan, 1754, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
DRUMMOND, ALEXANDER. Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, as far as the Banks of the Euphrates, London: W. Strahan, 1754. Tall folio, first edition, pp. 311, 30 of 34 illustrated plates (some folding), lacking the 2 folding maps, contemporary calf binding with 6 raised bands on the spine, gilt labeling worn away. Peculiar provenance: Somebody smashed an arachnid into the reverse of the tarantula plate. The author, British consul at Aleppo, in a series of letters gives "an account of what is most remarkable" about the places he visits, with good architectural illustration. Condition of this book: Binding is worn and ugly but still sound. Very clean internally, although a few of the plates are foxed, especially on their blank sides. The marbled pastedowns are pulling loose from the covers. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; 18th century; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53344.