Across the Meridians

Harriet E. FRANCIS

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Item#: 114046 price:$525.00

Across the Meridians
Across the Meridians
Across the Meridians

"WE ARE GOING OVER, TO US, ENTIRELY NEW GROUND, WHICH IS NOT SO FREQUENTLY TRAVELED BY THE AMERICAN TOURIST AS THE WELL-BEATEN, OLD EUROPEAN ROUTES"

FRANCIS, Harriet E. Across the Meridians. No place: privately printed at the De Vinne Press, 1887. Tall octavo, modern full brown morocco gilt with contemporary cloth gilt illustration laid onto the front board, raised bands, marbled endpapers, uncut. $525.

First edition of this travel memoir in a series of letters, illustrated with 24 photographic plates, with a tipped-in presentation slip signed by the author's husband and the work's dedicatee: "[typed] For [handwritten] W.E. Kay Esq [typed] with compliments of [handwritten] John M. Francis. [typed] Mrs. Francis, who contributed this volume for her family and friends, died at her home in Troy, N.Y., Jan 20, 1889."

"A world tour in 1875-76 by a wealthy family is described in compiled letters" (Smith, American Travellers Abroad F60). Locations include Japan, China, India, Ceylon, Cairo, Athens and London; a selection of letter fragments at the end of the volume describes European cities in Portugal, Austria, Hungary and Germany.

Fine condition.

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