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A Tour Round the Globe

£50.00

Product description

This little book has remained enduringly popular since its first appearance in 1891, having achieved a 13-digit ISBN number after numerous re-issues. It contains the collected letters sent to the 'City Press' by the author as he travelled the world, and its style is charmingly personal and uncomplicated.

The author does not appear to have produced any further literary works, but the enduring success of this little book is a tribute to his talent as a writer.

The book itself is a slim volume bound in dark blue cloth with black decorative bands and gilt title etc impressed to the front cover, the decorative bands continuing on the rear cover without the black colouring. As might be expected in view of its age, there is considerable darkening generally (and some staining) to the covers, and some shelfwear, mainly to the top and bottom of the spine, and to the corners. Within, the binding is firm apart from some weakness at pp. 50-51 and (somewhat more noticeable) pp. 64-65; the pages are all clean and bright, and there is no foxing. An ink-written inscription on the front free endpaper is in what we can assume is the author's handwriting (see photo). A rare and collectible book.

Item details

Added value:
First edition, inscribed by author
Author(s):
Perkins, J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 0.75 cm
Edition:
1891
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
76
Publisher:
City Press
Title:
A Tour Round the Globe

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About this item

This little book has remained enduringly popular since its first appearance in 1891, having achieved a 13-digit ISBN number after numerous re-issues. It contains the collected letters sent to the 'City Press' by the author as he travelled the world, and its style is charmingly personal and uncomplicated.

The author does not appear to have produced any further literary works, but the enduring success of this little book is a tribute to his talent as a writer.

The book itself is a slim volume bound in dark blue cloth with black decorative bands and gilt title etc impressed to the front cover, the decorative bands continuing on the rear cover without the black colouring. As might be expected in view of its age, there is considerable darkening generally (and some staining) to the covers, and some shelfwear, mainly to the top and bottom of the spine, and to the corners. Within, the binding is firm apart from some weakness at pp. 50-51 and (somewhat more noticeable) pp. 64-65; the pages are all clean and bright, and there is no foxing. An ink-written inscription on the front free endpaper is in what we can assume is the author's handwriting (see photo). A rare and collectible book.

Added value:
First edition, inscribed by author
Author(s):
Perkins, J.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 0.75 cm
Edition:
1891
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
76
Publisher:
City Press
Title:
A Tour Round the Globe

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