Scenes in Europe,
for the amusement and instruction of little tarry-at-home travellers. Second edition.Printed for J. Harris, London , 1819 Stock Code: 136398
NotesSecond edition, first published the previous year. A popular travel book for children, which underwent eight editions by 1825. The book prints scenes of notable buildings, curiosities and events for each European country, with accompanying text and occasionally poetry.
This was the copy of the author John Fowles (1926-2005), with his embossed book stamp to the front free endpaper; also with the contemporary inscription "Ellen Fox prize for attention to lessons, and good behaviour January 1820" to the front free endpaper, and with her ownership signature facing on the pastedown.
Octavo (128 x 99 mm). Contemporary (possibly publisher's) green quarter sheep over plain card boards, "European Scenes" written on front cover in a contemporary hand.
Folding map of Europe frontispiece, 28 woodcut plates, each with three illustrations, i.e. 84 in total.
Worn, frontispiece with short closed tear along fold, a little foxed and browned, some pencilled markings, yet still a very good copy of a fragile volume.
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