Karol Krysik Books – Booth 1

Karol Krysik Books was established in 2010. We are based in Toronto, Canada. We are a general antiquarian bookshop with a focus on folklore, legends, fairy tales, publishers’ bindings, illustrated books, detective/crime fiction, literature, history and art.

We occasionally issue lists and catalogues and participate in bookfairs in Canada and abroad.
We buy individual books and collections, as well as ephemera, posters, photographs, archives and other interesting and unusual or rare items.

Karol Krysik Books is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada (ABAC), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) and we adhere to these organizations’ strict codes of ethics.

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1.  Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall. (Engraved Plates)

Item Price: $2000

Item Description: Borlase, William

Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall. Consisting of Several Essays on the First Inhabitants, Druid-Superstition, Customs, and Remains of the most Remote Antiquity… With a Vocabulary of the Cornu-British Language.

London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: for S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1769.

Second Edition, Revised, with several Additions, by the Author. Folio. Pp. xvi, 464. With 2 copper-engraved maps (1 folding), 25 engraved plates (1 folding), and 10 engravings in the text. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with double gilt-ruled border, recently rebacked to style with double gilt rules flanking raised bands, black label, gilt, corners renewed. Surfaces and extremities of boards worn, title a little dusty, some offsetting from engraved material, but on the whole a nice clean copy, in a suitably restored binding. First published in 1754, this is the Second (and best) Edition, adding a folding map of Cornwall and two extra plates. Along with William Stukeley (1687-1765) and Henry Rowlands (1655-1723), William C. Borlase, an English antiquary and naturalist, was one of the principals involved in the eighteenth century revival of interest and research into the Druids and their megalithic remains in the British Isles. “He was an acute observer and a careful draughtsman, and his observations, albeit sometimes of a too fanciful character (especially when he approaches the subject of the Druids), are often interesting and original.” (DNB). Burdened with the religious preconceptions of his time, he divined a Hebrew origin for the Celtic language, and speculated that the ancient Celts had migrated from the East after the collapse of the Tower of Babel. He further concluded that most of their religious beliefs and practices, including the erection of stone monuments, were of Eastern, and more specifically Persian derivation. Despite his wilder flights of imagination, he made many useful observations regarding the stone monuments and their purpose, and was the first to propose a calendrical significance to their arrangement, a suggestion which proved especially fruitful to later research.

2.  Ontario County Gazetteer And Canadian Cyclopaedia. (Maps)

Item Price: $95

Item Description: Ontario County Gazetteer And Canadian Cyclopaedia. Containing Historical Sketches of Ontario and of the Dominion of Canada….

Toronto: J. S. Robertson & Bros., 1885.

8vo. Green cloth with gilt lettered front board and gilt lettered spine. Corners rubbed, spine ends bumped and rubbed, a few light damp spots, and light damp staining to the lower edge of the front board. Endpapers darkened/age-toned. Coloured county maps and diagrams, some of which are folding. All contents complete, maps present and the book clean throughout. A couple gatherings a little loose at the end but in all, a clean and tight copy.

3.  The Dam Busters (Nice Copy)

Item Price: $300

Item Description: Brickhill, Paul

The Dam Busters

London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1951.

First Edition. 8vo. 269pp. First printing. Navy coloured cloth with gilt spine lettering. Very light bumping to the spine foot, light offsetting and ink name to the front endpaper, Claude Bissell’s copy. Light foxing to the rear blank, else clean and unmarked throughout, in a tight a square binding. Dust jacket with light chips and nicks in the corners, with very shallow chipping to the spine ends, with a few names in pencil to the rear dust jacket flap of Canadians found in Index. With 18 illustrations, including the frontis. A very good copy.

4.  John Webster & the Elizabethan Drama (Bumpus Binding)

Item Price: $225

Item Description: Brooke, Rupert
John Webster & the Elizabethan Drama

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. , 1916.

First Edition. First UK edition. 8vo. xii, 276. Rebound by J. & E. Bumpus, Oxford. Full deep green crushed morocco with gilt titles to two compartments right on the leather, with floral devices to other compartment, and matching devices at the turn-in corners, with wide leather turn-in border outlined in gilt. The corners rubbed, one bumped, spine ends a little rubbed, spine head lightly bumped and the spine faded to brown. The outside hinges dry and the leather cracking, but only at the surface of the front hinge, boards tight, binding tight and square. All edges gilt, clean and unmarked throughout.

5.  The Toronto Art Students’ League 1886-1904.

Item Price: $65

Item Description: Colgate, William
The Toronto Art Students’ League 1886-1904.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1954.

First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 33pp. Illustrated paper covered boards, with cover design by Thoreau MacDonald. Corners bumped, one corner with heavier wear, spine creased and darkened, with heavier wear at the spine head. Clean throughout and the binding tight.

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6.  Pinocchio. The Tale of A Puppet. ill. Charles Folkard.

Item Price: $125

Item Description: Collodi, C.
Pinocchio. The Tale of A Puppet. ill. Charles Folkard.

London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1934.

8vo. 268pp. Later printing. Decorated publisher’s cloth, sans the dust jacket. Cloth rubbed through at one corner, a couple of little bumps, the spine ends lightly bumped, some light chipping and scuffing to the decorated front board and spine, but overall very clean, clean throughout and the binding tight and square. Illustrated endpapers by Charles Folkard, with 13 full page coloured plates and numerous in-text line drawings in black and white. Nice copy.

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7.  The Correspondence of Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe, with Allied Documents Relating to His Administration of the Government of Upper Canada.

Item Price: $325

Item Description: Cruikshank, E. A.; Simcoe, John Graves
The Correspondence of Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe, with Allied Documents Relating to His Administration of the Government of Upper Canada. (Complete in 5 Volumes).

Toronto: The Ontario Historical Society, 1923.

First Edition. 5 volumes. 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Text block fore-edges of three volumes a bit foxed, some light foxing and offsetting to the endpapers, one volume with a couple of pencil lines in the margins, volumes 1 & 3 with some insect trailing to the surfaces of the cloth, volume 3 light, volume 1 heavier at the spine. The spine ends lightly bumped, boards of volume 5 a little bowed and the paste-downs wrinkled at the glued edges, but in all, the books are clean throughout and the bindings are tight. Complete with numerous folding maps and plans, all in excellent condition.

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8.  Piccolo’s Progress (With Ephemera). ill. Guy Debenham.

Item Price: $125

Item Description: Debenham, Gillian
Piccolo’s Progress (With Ephemera). ill. Guy Debenham.

St. Catharines: The Larchwood Press, 1970.

First Edition. 12mo. [145 x 100mm]. Red and light grey cloth, lettered in black. Front board a little foxed, bookplate to the front endpaper, inscribed by Guy Debenham on the front endpaper who printed and made this book, and did the engravings for it. Edition of 100 copies, this is no. 31. Includes 4 Christmas cards inscribed from Marjorie and Guy Debenham, 1 announcement for Dr. Debenham, and a little informational bookmark on this publication. Some newspaper clippings on Debenham also inserted.

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9.  The Game: A Reflective and Thought Provoking Look at a Life in Hockey. (Signed by Dryden)

Item Price: $350

Item Description: Dryden, Ken
The Game: A Reflective and Thought Provoking Look at a Life in Hockey.

Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1983.

First Edition. 8vo. Quarter blue cloth over light grey paper boards, with grey spine lettering. Cloth at the spine ends a little rubbed, the dust jacket a little scuffed, and age-toned, with heavier toning to the edges and spine. In all, a clean and tight copy. Signed by Ken Dryden on the front endpaper. Uncommon with only the signature as most copies were inscribed to people.

10.  Intruder in The Dust. William Faulkner (Sharp Copy – First Edition)

Item Price: $825

Item Description: Faulkner, William
Intruder in The Dust.

New York: Random House, 1948.

First Edition. First printing. 8vo. Black cloth boards with lettering in gilt and blue to front board and spine. Corners and spine ends very lightly bumped, endpapers a little age-toned, else clean and tight, in quite a sharp dust jacket, with very lightly nicked edges and rubbed spine ends.

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11.  Picturesque Canada; The Country As It Was And Is. 1882

Item Price: $625

Item Description: Grant, George Monro [ed.]
Picturesque Canada; The Country As It Was And Is.

Toronto: Belden Bros., 1882.

Folio. 2 Volumes. Folio, pp. ix, 440; xii, 441-880. Volume 1 with illustrated vignette t/p, with over 500 engravings on wood, mostly large in-text illustrations, and 36 full page illustrations. Bound in half black leather over pebbled black cloth, with gilt spine lettering and gilt stamped devices to the compartments. The leather scuffed and dry, colour touch-ups at the corners and spine, but clean and tight, in a re-enforced binding. Marbled endpapers, clean throughout, free of spotting or foxing. A clean and tight set.

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12.  Osgoode Hall. Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar.

Item Price: $100

Item Description: Hamilton, James Cleland
Osgoode Hall. Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar.

Toronto: The Carswell Company, Limited , 1904.

First Edition. 4to. 196pp. Publisher’s burgundy cloth boards with gilt stamped front board decoration and lettering, and gilt lettered spine. Corners with light rubbing and bumping, spine ends bumped and rubbed, with splashing along the spine. Patterned endpapers, ink name to the head of the title-page, else clean and unmarked throughout in a tight and square binding. Illustrated in black and white throughout, with photographs of Osgoode Hall, other historical photographs and numerous portraits.

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13.  Henry Purcell. (Aliquando Press)

Item Price: $65

Item Description: Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Henry Purcell.

The Aliquando Press, 1974.

First edition. Softcover. Near Fine 16mo. Oblong. Folded sheet, hiding hand-sewn spine, with impressed design to the front cover in 4 colours. Endpapers and 8pp. Edition of 70 copies finished in 1974, this is copy no. 64

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14.  Religious Freedom: The Right to Practice Shehitah (Kosher Slaughtering)

Item Price: $75

Item Description: Lewin, Rabbi Isaac, Munk, Rabbi Michael L., And Berman, Rabbi Jeremiah J..
Religious Freedom: The Right to Practice Shehitah (Kosher Slaughtering).

New York: Research Institute for Post-War Problems of Religous Jewry, 1946.

First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. 278 pp. Corners bent and fading to front and back cover, else very good.

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15.  J. E. H. MacDonald Sketchbook, 1915-1922 (Limited Edition)

Item Price: $85

Item Description: MacDonald, J. E. H.; Bishop, Hunter.
Sketchbook, 1915-1922.

Moonbeam, On.: Penumbra Press, 1979.

First edition. Hardcover. Signed. Near Fine. 8vo. First edition of this facsimile edition, printed in an edition of 200 copies, this is no. 168, signed by Hunter Bishop. Bound in quarter black leather over blue buckram boards, the spine not lettered. A clean and tight copy.

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16.  Thoreau MacDonald. Notebooks. (Signed Limited Edition)

Item Price: $100

Item Description: MacDonald, Thoreau
Notebooks.

Moonbeam, On.: Penumbra Press, 1980.

First Edition. Hardcover. Signed. Near Fine. 8vo. Quarter black leather over maroon cloth with copper lettering and device. A very near fine copy Edition of 2,200 copies, of which 200 have been casebound by Paul Richardson and Carol Ufkes at The Porcupine’s Quill. This is copy 60 of 200. Signed by Thoreau MacDonald.

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17.  Ontario’s Future? Conservation or else? [Thoreau MacDonald]

Item Price: $150

Item Description: MacDonald, Thoreau; Kortright, F. H.
Ontario’s Future? Conservation or else?

Toronto: Conservation Council of Ontario, 1955.

Softcover. Very Good 8vo. 20pp. The first and last page repeated. No statement of printing or edition, except a revised 1955 statement on the lower rear cover. Staples a little rusty, the extra page lightly foxed at the front and back, but otherwise a nice clean copy of this uncommon Thoreau MacDonald item who executed and donated the Art work for this volume. (Not in Edison). Loosely laid-in and included with this are 5 other small items. 1. Invitation for Opening of J.E.H. MacDonald, McMichael Conservation Collection, 1965. 2. Exhibition of Drawings by Thoreau MacDonald, Thornhill Public Library, 1971 (ink note on card; Mr. Carl Schaefer asked me to send this – Bruce Pierce). 3. Exhibition of Drawings by Thoreau MacDonald, Thornhill, 1971 (yellow card). 4 & 5. Christmas Cards for Jinx Young? All in good condition.

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18.  The Fine Arts In Canada. (Nicely Bound)

Item Price: $150

Item Description: MacTavish, Newton
The Fine Arts In Canada.

Toronto: The Macmillan Company, 1925.

First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo. 181pp. Rebound in half navy coloured crushed morocco, over red marbled paper boards. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, gilt lettering stamped to two compartments and gilt outlines to the other compartments, tooled bands and gilt stamped date to the spine foot. Some light scuffing to the leather on the front board, some of the images a little thumbed, but in all a nice clean copy. Illustrated with engravings of one 112 photographs of pictures, some of which are in colour and some in black and white.

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19.  In Flanders Fields and Other Poems.

Item Price: $100

Item Description: McCrae, John
In Flanders Fields and Other Poems.

Toronto: William Briggs, 1919.

First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 141pp. Navy coloured boards with gilt lettered front board and spine. Corners lightly rubbed and spine ends lightly rubbed and bumped, light soiling to the boards, rear board with light paint splashes, ink name and date to the front endpaper, else clean throughout and the binding tight and square. Top edge gilt, no dust jacket.

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20.  Larousse Gastronomique: The Encyclopedia of Food, Wine and Cooking.

Item Price: $200

Item Description: Montagne, Prosper; Nina Froud and Charlotte Turgeon [eds.].
Larousse Gastronomique: The Encyclopedia of Food, Wine and Cooking.

London: Paul Hamlyn, 1961.

Near Fine. 4to. 1098pp. Bound in full vellum with the boards blind stamped in the Cambridge style. Gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Contents clean and tight. Numerous illustrations throughout in colour and in black and white, several double sided colour plates. Attractive copy in a modern vellum binding.

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21.  Roughing it in the Bush; or, Life In Canada. (Bayntun Binding)

Item Price: $250

Item Description: Moodie, Susanna
Roughing it in the Bush; or, Life In Canada.

London: Richard Bentley, 1854.

Third edition, with additions. Two volumes in one. Pp. 293; 336. Bound in half red morocco by Bayntun of Bath, England, with 5 raised bands and 6 compartments, lettered on two, with a different gilt device to 4, over red cloth. Heavy fading to the cloth and edges, spine sunned and the leather scuffed and scratched, one bumped edge, top edge gilt, with marbled endpapers. Inside front hinge starting at the top and lower edges, but the joints and binding tight. Light damp staining to the top and bottom edges of the gutters, and to the bottom inside margins between the two volumes. Remains an attractive copy of this classic in a nice binding.

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22.  The Regiment. Farley Mowat. First Edition (Nice Copy)

Item Price: $200

Item Description: Mowat, Farley
The Regiment.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1955.

First Edition. 8vo. First printing. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt device to the front board. Light bumping to the spine ends and upper corners, and light offsetting to the front endpaper. Dust jacket with a few light nicks at the edges and spine ends, and a touch of rubbing along the spine edge. Overall a clean and tight copy.

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23.  Handwritten Genealogical Manuscript: Pedigree of the Nott Family / Pedigree of the Hawkins Family. WITH Carnelian Fob Wax Seal Pendant…

Item Price: $725

Item Description: Nott; Hawkins; Hodgetts; Pleydell; Pleydell-Nott.
Handwritten Genealogical Manuscript: Pedigree of the Nott Family / Pedigree of the Hawkins Family. WITH Carnelian Fob Wax Seal Pendant; and 2 Drivers’ Licences . .

N.p.: Self Published, N.d. Octavo. Handwritten account and family tree, appears to be in a couple of different hands, on watermarked laid paper. Latest date found is 1836. Bound tête-bêche, or upside-down to each other. Crude, homemade binding in paper covered boards with red paper back-strip and handwritten red paper labels to both covers. On one cover: “Pedigree of the Nott Family”, pp. 10. “Hodgett’s Family” pp. 12-15. “Nott”, pp. 16-19. Upside-down and on the other cover: “Pedigree of the Hawkins Family”, pp. pastedown + 1-29. Includes an oval-shaped Carnelian Fob Wax Seal Pendant, 9 carat rose gold, ca. 1840s, weight 4 gms., bearing intaglio of the bird from the Nott coat-of-arms, holding a sprig of laurel in its beak and with a small letter ‘N’. Also included is “County of London. Licence to Drive a Motor Car or Motor Cycle,” certificate, 21 cm x 12.5 cm, filled in by hand and dated 1st January 1904, and the renewal dated 1st January 1905, made out to Mr. John George Latham Pleydell-Nott. Plus additional ephemeral notes, newspaper clippings, photocopies of Nott Family Memorials, Privately Printed, London: 1879, etc. All in very good condition.

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24.  The Technique of the Color Wood-cut. Walter J. Phillips

Item Price: $100

Item Description: Phillips, Walter J.
The Technique of the Color Wood-cut.

New York: Brown-Robertson Co., Inc. , 1926.

First edition. 8vo. 63pp. Quarter blue cloth over light grey cloth boards, with gilt titles to the front board and spine. No dust jacket. Light bumping and wear to the corners and the spine ends, and the boards a little darkened or scuffed, but on all, a good clean copy, clean throughout, in a tight and square binding. Illustrated, of course.

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25.  Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Edgar Allan Poe.

Item Price: $95

Item Description: Poe, Edgar Allan; Colum, Padraic [ed.].
Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Prize Binding).

London: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1959.

Leather. Near Fine. 8vo. Everyman’s Library no. 336, later printing. Rebound in full leather with gilt decorated and stamped boards and gilt decorated spine, with gilt lettering on two black leather spine labels. Upper Canada College Prize Binding. Tipped-in prize label has detached from the front endpaper leaving a shadow on the marbled endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Nice attractive copy.

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26.  Toronto During the French Regime 1615-1793. A History of theToronto Region from Brule to Simcoe, 1615-1793. . ill. C. W. Jefferys.

Item Price: $225

Item Description: Robinson, Percy J.
Toronto During the French Regime 1615-1793. A History of theToronto Region from Brule to Simcoe, 1615-1793. . ill. C. W. Jefferys.

Toronto: The Ryerson Press/The Canadian Historical Series , 1933.

First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. 8vo. 254pp. Folding map and 22 illustrations, including the frontis. Illustrated by C. W. Jefferys. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Very light rubbing to the spine ends, else about fine, in a tight and square binding. Dust jacket with light chips to the corners and spine end corners, spine ends a little creased and worn, spine with a few light scratches, but in all, a nice clean dust jacket. Now uncommon title, and uncommon in dust jacket. Edition of 500 copies printed, 450 numbered copies supplied to subscribers, this copy is not numbered.

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27.  Toronto. The Capital City of Toronto. Eleven Reproductions of Etchings Made in the Art Department of Rous and Mann

Item Price: $225

Item Description: Rous and Mann
Toronto. The Capital City of Toronto. Eleven Reproductions of Etchings Made in the Art Department of Rous and Mann.

Toronto: Rous and Mann Limited, Designers & Printers, 1921.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Thin 8vo. Stiff plain card boards, with a printed dust jacket with a mounted photograph to the front cover. Jacket fragile and chipped at the lower portion of the spine and chipped at the spine head, remains a tight and square copy, clean throughout and in very good condition overall. Views shown here; King Street, Osgoode Hall, Bloor Street Viaduct, Massey Hall, The Grange, Hart House, New Union Station, Queen Street, Harbor Commissioners’ Bldg., The Old Fort and City Hall. Nice Toronto item, uncommon.

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28.  The Stones of Venice. John Ruskin. (Signed Edition) Fine Set.

Item Price: $3000

Item Description: Ruskin, John
The Stones of Venice. The Foundations, The Sea-Stories, The Fall. (Signed Edition).

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1874.

Hardcover. Signed. Very Good. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. [ 260 x 180 mm] Pp. xx, 400p., 21 plates; vi, 394p., 20 plates; 362p., 12 plates. In the publisher’s original brown cloth with vine decorated borders in blind, with gilt stamped designs to the boards and spines. Light bumping to the corners, with light bumping and very light wear to the cloth at the spine ends. The top edges gilt, brown endpapers, with the previous owner’s bookplate in each, foxed mainly at the prelims, but light foxing overall, hinges and bindings are tight, endpapers crisp and the contents clean throughout, all plates with tissue guards present. The third edition, limited to 1500 copies as stated by the author and signed by him at the end of the preface, certifying this edition as containing the best states of the old plates now procurable. A very near fine set.

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29.  Toronto. A City of Beautiful Homes. (Rare)

Item Price: $300

Item Description: Wilson, J. R. [photographer].
Toronto. A City of Beautiful Homes.

Toronto: The Press Pub. Co. Ltd. , 1910.

8vo. Unpaginated. Wraps, string-bound. Front cover with gilt raised lettering, spider web glassine endpapers. A few light nicks to the covers, otherwise a fine copy. All illustrations, photographs of artistic homes of Toronto’s leading professional, Financial and Commercial residents. The buildings are all constructed from marble, stone, or brick, not a single frame house of any note in the entire City, (from the title page).

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30.  The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean. (Engraved Plates)

Item Price: $375

Item Description: Wright, G. N.
The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean. Drawn from Nature, by Sir Grenville Temple, W. L. Leitch, Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen.

London: Fisher, Son., & Co. , 1840.

No date, c. 1840. 4to. 156pp., with index, folding map and 64 engraved plates (including vignette t/p). Earlier re-backing in brown calf, with gilt outlined bands and gilt titled leather spine label. Gilt stamped boards and gilt borders, and decorative borders stamped in blind. Edges and corners with wear, the leather scratched and scuffed. Marbled endpapers, clean throughout, with light to medium foxing to the plates, the plates with light damp-staining to the very edges of lower margins, but in all, a good copy.

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