[Murray's] Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland; including The Crimea, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia. Fourth Edition, Thoroughly Revised. With Maps and Plans. T. Mitchell.

[Murray's] Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland, and Finland; including The Crimea, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia. Fourth Edition, Thoroughly Revised. With Maps and Plans.

London: John Murray, 1888. viii, 571p. [plus publisher's appended ads:] "Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1890-1891, containing Useful Information for Travellers, Railway and Steamboat Companies, Hotels, and Miscellaneous Advertisements [48p.]. The familiar Murray's format, similar to the Baedeker formula, 7x4.5 inch semi-flexible red cloth boards gilt-titled. This copy was given a lot of use by one Edith Howell Perkins datelining "Berlin Oct. 1890". Edith boldly pencilled her itinerary all over the preliminaries (erased spottily from titlepage), cast checkmarks and brackets at other points. Her copy's spine panel is badly sunned with titling near illegible, the head is pulled a half-inch at both joints, expect general edgewear, both hinges are expertly reinforced with white paper tape (both feel sound to our touch) as is the large folded map of Russia (which didn't need it) in rear pocket (both hinges feel sound). Sounds like a mess but isn't: the textblock is square and tight, the hinges really are "repaired", the small folded maps are all unmolested, the endpocket map unfolds clean and sound and re-folds without problems: a good (well, good-only) copy.

Cat.No: 264109

Price: $60.00