The Rhine, Italy, and Greece. (Cover title: The Rhine Illustrated)
ITALY / GERMANY / GREECE) Wright, Rev. G.N.
Price: 425.00 USD
Fisher, Son, & Co, 1841. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE, tissue-guarded steel engravings throughout, 4to (11 x 9 inches), half morocco considerably rubbed, decorative spine gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, name front free endpaper, occasional browning and a few marks throughout, MISSING ONE ENGRAVING. Volume 1: title page vignette, 31 (of 32) other engravings with the engraving of Itri (Italy) LACKING, apparently never bound in., 76 pp. Volume 2: engraved title page vignette, 39 other engravings, 90pp. AS IS. A good example of nineteenth century illustrated travel books popular at a time when the world was opening up for general interest in travel. The Rev. G.N. Wright was the prolific writer of travel books illustrated with steel engravings. Volume 1 is entitled The Rhine Illustrated, volume 2 Italy Illustrated (although illustrations from both areas appear in both volumes). Steel engravings include Cologne, Florence, Athens, Venice.