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Lot 69: ANTIQUE 1911 Decorated HC Rome Italy History Travel Book
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Antique 1911 Illustrated Hardcover Rome, Italy Travel Book. "Ave Roma Immortalis: Studies From the Chronicles of RomeÃ¢â¬Â by Francis Marion Crawford. HARDCOVER. 1911 The Macmillan Company New revised Edition, 4th printing; w/ Date: "1911" on Title page & last reprint date of "August, 1911" on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible hardcover copy. "A liberally illustrated, travel oriented history of Rome by prolific American author Francis Crawford. He begins with a volcanic eruption, sending a band of shepherds, soon to be Romans, into previously unknown hills and valleys, soon to become Rome. The history continues until the beginning of the WWI, giving comprehensive information on the sights & monuments of the "Eternal City." Francis Marion Crawford (1854----1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, Italian History books and for his classic weird and fantastic stories. Crawford published a number of successful novels beginning in 1882. Late in the 1890s, he began to write his historical works. These are: Ave Roma Immortalis (1898), Rulers of the South (1900), and Gleanings from Venetian History (1905) In these, his intimate knowledge of local Italian history combines with the romanticist's imaginative faculty to excellent effect. Hope Knight Hodgman (1882-1974) William Lansing Hodgman and his wife, Adelaide (Knight) Hodgman were Hope's parents. Mr. Hodgman was a Yale-educated attorney, president of Title Guarantee Co. Mrs. Hodgman was the daughter of Benjamin Brayton Knight, a partner of B.B. & R. Knight, which owned numerous mills, as well as the well-known brand Fruit of the Loom. Hope was an only child, and in 1922, she obtained a passport to travel to Europe. This book probably served as one of her combination guide books & inspiration for the trip. In 1923, Hope married Thomas Ives Hare Powel, a great-great-great-grandson of Nicholas Brown, the eldest of the four famous Brown brothers who helped found Brown University. Illustrated with drawings & map Frontis. Bookplate of wealthy socialite & daughter of Rhode Island mover & shaker Hope Knight Hodgman inside front cover/repaired front hinge, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; TEG (Top Edge Gilt)/nicely decorated pictorial hardcover binding with gilt lettering. Light expected handling wear to edges & head/foot of spine/light scattered rubbing, but all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. No DJ present. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition