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Guidebooks

Along with modern first editions, guide books are one of the most accessible places to start a collection of rare books. The classic guide books (Baedeker’s, Murray’s and Thomas Cook handbooks) were published at the beginning of the industrial revolution. As transport became easier, the nouveau riche sought to undertake grand tours of Europe and the Baedeker was an invaluable accompaniment, just as Lonely Planet guided young gap year students in the 80s and 90s.

As one of the internationally preeminent dealers in guidebooks we welcome all enquiries about such books; please contact Lucinda Boyle for more information.

 

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  1. Second edition. vi, pp. 247, 6 maps and 18 plans; publisher's red cloth gilt; a fine copy

    £110
  2. First edition. xxiv, 298pp, 20 maps and 30 plans, previous owner's signature and date in ink on endpapers; publisher's red cloth gilt, slight wear to the spine; overall a very good copy.

    £90
  3. First edition pp. xlvi, 251, 18 adverts at rear, 26 maps and 40 plans, signatures insides on endpapers, a few preliminary pages frayed at edges;; publisher's red cloth gilt, worn and faded, gilt lettering dull as is usual; overall a good copy.

    £230
  4. Eighteenth edition. xlii, 422pp, 102 maps and plans, previous bookseller's label on front free endpaper; publisher's red cloth gilt, original pictorial dust-wrapper, slightly worn along edges and corners; overall an excellent copy.

    £80
  5. Second edition. xxx, 813pp, 70 town plans, previous owner's signature on endpapers, 'Printed in Germany' stamped on half title; publisher's variant coarse-grained binding, spine slghtly faded; overall a very good copy.

    £275
  6. Sixteenth edition. xliv, 366pp, 43 maps and plans, previous owner's signature on endpapers; publisher's variant coarse grained red cloth gilt, spine slightly faded;overall a very good firm copy.

    £80
  7. Fourth edition. pp. xcviii, 594 pp, 20 maps and 59 plans, front map with small tear at corner previous owner's signature inside on endpapers, some browning on the preliminary pages; publisher's red cloth gilt, original buff coloured dust-wrapper, torn in parts but mostly intact; a very good copy.

    £120
  8. Third edition. xxxviii, 488pp, 93 maps and plans, previous owner's news cuttings inserted loose, pencil signatures on endpapers; publisher's red cloth gilt, small crease on upper cover, original pictorial dust-wrapper, repaired at lower edge with tape on reverse; overall a very good copy.

    £80
  9. Twelfth edition. lxiv, 518pp, 86 maps and plans and 2 panoramas, some pencilling inside on half title and in a few margins, previous bookseller's label on rear pastedown; publisher's red cloth gilt lettering dull as is usual; overall a very copy.

    £100
  10. First edition, x, 240pp, 20 maps, 31 plans, adverts at rear, ink signature inside, publisher's red cloth gilt, slight wear to the top and bottom of spine; a very good copy.

    £150
 

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