Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and likewise in the Island of Sicily; not comprised in any of the former editions; to which is added An Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains [provenance: contemporary French guide]. Mariana Starke.
Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and likewise in the Island of Sicily; not comprised in any of the former editions; to which is added An Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains [provenance: contemporary French guide]
Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and likewise in the Island of Sicily; not comprised in any of the former editions; to which is added An Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains [provenance: contemporary French guide]

Travels in Europe, for the use of Travellers on the Continent, and likewise in the Island of Sicily; not comprised in any of the former editions; to which is added An Account of the Remains of Ancient Italy, and also of the roads leading to those remains [provenance: contemporary French guide]

Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co. 1839. Hardcover. "Ninth edition, considerably enlarged and embellished with a map." [2], v, [1], 712 p., 1 folded leaf containing a plan of the Forum Romanum; 19 cm. Contemporary dark green morocco spine; green and black marbled paper over boards. Five spine compartments between gilt rules. Gilt-tooled spine title: Starke's Italy etc. etc. Blue and white marbled endpapers in the Schrottel pattern. Text printed in columns. Includes index. Printed by Belin and Co., 55 Rue Ste. Anne--title page verso. Small bookdealer's stamp on front free endpaper verso and following blank leaf: "From Jones' Book Store, Los Angeles." Inscriptions by three former owners on blank page following front endpapers: Etienne Mastrallet, Guids Hospice on Le Cenis; Collins, Hotel Feder, Turin, "Best in the World"; and, slightly over the previous inscription, ?acet Jukna, Los Angeles, 1912. The first of these, Etienne Mastrallet, was a guide mentioned in A Hand Book for Travellers in Switzerland (London: John Murray and Son, 1842): "there is an excellent guide, Etienne Mastrallet, to be obtained upon application to the Hospice on the Cenis." A quote in French is written at the head of the dedication page (p. [i]), presumably by Etienne Mastrallet. The English author Mariana Starke (1762?-1838), who grew up in India and lived in Italy from 1792 to 1798, reinvented travel writing by expanding the focus from architecture and history for the use of young men on the Grand Tour to information useful for family groups: luggage, passports, the cost of food and housing in various cities. Lacking the map; otherwise in Very Good Condition: rubbed; minor loss at tail of spine; clean and tight. Very Good. Item #004834

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