Algeria and Tunis

NESBITT, Frances E. Algeria and Tunis.

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NESBITT, Frances E. Algeria and Tunis. Adam & Charles Black, 1906.

8vo., original blue highly decorative boards, lettered in gilt, with a gilt top edge; 70 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guard, pull-out map and [6] pp adverts at the end of the volume; the spine ends are a little bruised with some minute cracks to the tail, the corner of the upper panel is bumped, endpapers a little browned as usual, else a very good copy; Provenance: from the library of David Martin Dakin, expert on Sherlock Holmes and author of A Sherlock Holmes Commentary, inscribed 'D. Martin Dakin Oct. 25th 1951' also with his marginal notes.
First edition. 2000 copies.
‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)
Inman 1.