13 Volumes - Leather
Balch Brothers, 1897-1903. FIRST EDITION. Thirteen (13) volumes : complete Ten Volume set plus three Supplements. Very good condition, three quarter leather boards with corners trimmed in leather, expected dryness of leather and rubbing and chips on spine casing and corner wear, etc. Comprehensive reports through the legendary lectures given for a decade plus throughout the US relating to extensive international travel. Profusely illustrated with images of discoussed places in color and black and white throughout. VOL:l) NORWAY, SWITZERLAND, ATHENS, VENICE; 1897: Gold colored gilt in great shape very clean and crisp. Text in great shape no foxing, no bends,dents. Very good condition especially considering more than a 100 years old. VOL II ) CONSTANTINOPLE, JERUSALEM, EGYPT; Bright gold gilt, boards in great shape. text in great shape. VOL III ) JAPAN (two lectures) CHINA;1897: chip out of one corners leather.The gold gilt is bright and beautiful. the text is clean. VOL IV) INDIA (two lectures) The Passion Play: 1897. Couple small holes to spine. Gilt is bright and clean.boards are in great shape. VOL V ) PARIS, LABELLE FRANCE, SPAIN; 1898 Gilt is bright and clean no writing in text. boards in good shape. VOL VI ) BERLIN, VIENNA, ST. PETERSBURG, MOSCOW;1898 Gilt is bright and clean. small crack to upper spine leather. VOL VII ) THE RHINE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND, MEXICO :1898 Gilt is bright and clean. Test is in great shape no sign of foxing. VOL VIII ) FLORENCE, NAPLES, ROME: 1898 Gilt is bright and clean. text does not show any signs of foxing . VOL IX) SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, LONDON : 1898. Gilt is bright and clean. text is in great shape. . VOL X ) CALIFORNIA, GRAND CAN(Y)ON, YELLOWSTONE PARK: 1898 Gilt is bright and clean. The text is great shape. SUPPLEMENT 1 : IRELAND, DENMARK, SWEDEN,:1901 Gilt is brignt and clean no markings. SUPPLEMENT 2: CANADA, (Two lectures) , MALTA, GIBRALTAR : 1902 slight tear to upper spine. Gold gilt is bright and clean SUPPLEMENT 3 : SOUTH TYROL, Around Lake Garda, THE DOLOMITES.: 1903 small hole to center and edge of spine. Gilt is bright and clean text is in great shape. 4000 + pages total includes extensive index and illustration index.