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The Continental Tourist, and Pictorial Companion.


The Continental Tourist, and Pictorial Companion.

Illustrated with Sixty-two Beautiful Engravings on Steel, of the most Interesting European Scenery. Commencing at Antwerp, proceeding through the placid garden-like scenery of the Netherlands; and by way of Cologne to the banks of that beautiful river, whose splendid and sumptuous scenery delights the eye and enchants the mind; thence through the Baths of the Nassau, and the Taunus Range of mountains to Frankfort on the Main.

Additional engraved title-page and 62 engraved plates.

First Edition. Large 8vo. [245 x 150 x 37 mm]. [1]f, v, [ii], 8-140 pp. Bound in contemporary green goatskin, the covers with a wide blind fillet border, a large gilt outer panel and a blind inner panel with the title lettered in gilt on the front. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by blind fillets, lettered in the second and at the foot, the others with gilt compartments enclosing a blind tool, the edges of the boards and turn-ins hatched in gilt, glazed yellow endleaves, gilt edges.
London: published by Black and Armstrong, Foreign Booksellers to Her Majesty and Prince Albert; and sold by the Booksellers of Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfort, St. Petersburgh, and all the European Cities, [1836?]

Some spotting to the plates, mostly on verso and margins. A very handsome copy.

The date is taken from the British Library catalogue. The additional engraved title is from the 1840 edition, entitled The Continental Tourist, Belgium & Nassau, Sixty Two Fine Plates and Maps, &c. There were no maps in this earlier edition. It was priced at one guinea, though the binding must have been an added extra.

Long ink presentation inscription from Rev. G. P. Lackhurst to Mr Charles Evans, dated 1863, on front flyleaf. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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