Lot 424: Clarke. TRAVELS IN VARIOUS... 4 Vols. 1811-1816.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Travel] Edward Daniel Clarke. TRAVELS IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES OF EUROPE ASIA AND AFRICA. First 4 Vols of a 6-volume set: Part the First + Part the Second in 3 Sections: Section the First, Second the Second, Section the Third. Volume numbers I-IV in lower margin of first page of most signatures. Title pages are numbered by Part/Section. Lon: for T. Cadell and W. Davies/ by R. Watts, 1811-1816. ++ Part the First: RUSSIA TARTARY AND TURKEY (Vol I): 1811, Second Edition. , xvii, , 800pp. 48 plates/maps (6 folding). Minor foxing to frontis and a few other plates. ++ All 3 sections of Part the Second carry the title GREECE EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND. Part the Second, Section the First (or Vol II): 1812, presumed 1st edition (no edition statement on title). , xix, , 715, Errata  pp. 33 plates/maps (3 folding, 2 others are battle plans with partial hand color). ++ Part the Second, Section the Second (or Vol III). 1814, presumed 1st edition. 28 plates/maps (4 folding). 2 plates have creasing and fraying to outer edge. , xv, , (20), 822 pp. ++ Part the Second, Section the Third (or Vol IV): 1816, presumed 1st edition. , xx, , 735, errata  pp. 27 (of 28) maps/plates (3 folding). 1 plate and several text leaves have minor curling at upper corner tip. ++ Plates include maps, floorplans, landscape, architecture, costume, and objects, mostly engraved, some aquatint. In addition to the plates, various partial-page illustrations (some engraved, some woodcut). 4to. Contemp ½ leather and cloth, marbled eps and edges, 1 vol has later marbled eps. Joints starting. Plates mostly near fine. 22.4 Lb.