Bell Travels St Petersburg Russia To Asia 1763 1st ed. Beautiful Period Binding

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Seller: andrew--sims--bookbinding (1,077) 100%, Location: Monmouthshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233052508110 Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia to Diverse Parts of Asia, in Two VolumesBy John Bell of AntermonyPublished by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1763, first edition2 large octavo volumes measuring approx. 245mm x 195mmCollated complete as follows:Volume I: [xvii] including list of subscribers, (2), Folding Map, 357 pp. (2 pp. Publisher's Advertisements)Volume II: (1), 426pp., (1pp.) - Alterations by the AuthorLarge folding map in good condition, somewhat browned as usualA small single word inscription ("Woodhead") at the top of both title pages is likely to be that of one of the susbscribers, shown in the List of Subscribers as "Lenox of Woodhead" - see photosThe BindingAn extremely elegant period binding in full hand-dyed and sprinkled calf leatherFull gilt spine with raised bands and twin red and green morocco title labels. Period marbled endpapers Hand-sewn silk endbandsAll gilt work tooled by hand in 24 carat gold leafConditionExterior - the fine binding is in immaculate conditionInterior - pages are generally very good with just some browning due to offsetting of the map to the title page of volume 1 - see photosShipping I provide free UK shipping on all my fine bindingsI pack books securely and ship items promptly after payment is received. I provide tracking information to the purchaser once dispatched Summary An opportunity to purchase a scarce and important 18th century travel book, now preserved in a handsome fine binding.Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about the book or binding or would like me to email further detailed images. Andrew Sims is a passionate exponent of traditional fine binding. He has won multiple awards for his historic binding and traditional gold finishing work. He aspires to the work of the great binderies past such as Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Bayntun Riviere, Zaehnsdorf and Birdsall. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Period binding in immaculate condition. Interior very good. Subscriber's copy., Binding: Fine Binding, Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Language: English, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Original/Facsimile: Original, Author: John Bell, Publisher: Robert & Andrew Foulis, Modified Item: Yes, Signed: No, Original/Reproduction: Original, Modification Description: Fine Period Leather Binding, Year Printed: 1763, Place of Publication: Glasgow, Non-Fiction Subject: Travel Guides & Travel Stories, Region: Asia

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