MOROCCO: ITS PEOPLE AND PLACES. Translated from the Thirteenth Italian Edition by Maria Honor Landsdale

De Amicis Edmondo

Published by Philadelphia Henry T. Coates and Co. 1897
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2 volumes. First edition, first of this translation and with these illustrations. Wonderfully illustrated with photogravure plates from photographs taken by Keen, Mead and others and with a folding map. 8vo, publisher’s beautiful turquoise-blue cloth magnificently decorated in gilt with a delicate all-over design on the upper covers in Moorish motif, gilt lettered and likewise decorated on the spines, t.e.g., red ribbon markers bound in. In the rare original turquoise-blue cloth dustjackets backed with stiff paper and gilt lettered on the spines. viii, 253; 226 pp. A very fine set, quite exceptional, the books essentially perfect and unused, the rare jackets nearly as so. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, A SET VERY CLOSE TO PERFECT AND IN THE VERY RARE ORIGINAL CLOTH DUSTJACKETS SIMILARLY PRESERVED. Coates’ production of De Amicis excellent writing on Morocco is a fine example of Victorian travel writing beautifully presented and bound. The volumes cover the people, the places, the landmarks and the history of this fascinating region of the world. The old photographs are exceptional, and still have the original tissue guards which are captioned in red lettering. DeAmicis wrote a series of travels books on Europe and North Africa. They are all fine renderings of personal travels and are beautiful examples of Victorian printing and presentation. These volumes are very difficult to locate in such fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Philadelphia Henry T. Coates and Co. 1897

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