Lot 25 of 515:
1889 Baedeker guide for Northern France  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Northern France from Belgium and the English Channel to the Loire. Including Paris and its Environs
Author:
Baedeker, Karl
Place:
Leipzig
Publisher:
Baedeker.
Date:
1889
Description:

Frontis map, 8 additional maps and 25 plans. (8vo), original red cloth boards, gilt titles, marbled edges. First Edition.

An early example of Baedeker’s plain buff dust wrapper; the only other such example we have seen is on the 1896 edition of “Nordwest-Deutschland.” Around 1900 Baedeker began printing directly on the front panels of the wrappers, but did not switch to the familiar red jackets until after World War I.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Jacket professionally restored; frontis map with a corner crease, chips along fore-edge, closed tear; ffep and first page lacking lower corner.
 
Item number:
299606c
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