Hartford, Conn. D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, 1875. Woodcuts and steel engravings. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Tall thick 8vo (6 1/4" x 9"), maroon pictorial cloth with elaborately decorated spine having two gilt pictorial rondels & front cover gilt-stamped with Arabs mounted on camels at an oasis, profusely illustrated with about 250 B&W images (48 being full-page engravings including the frontispiece of author with tissue guard), black endpapers, xxxi + 694 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz. Very Good / None. Item #5537
An Extraordinarily broad adventure-travelogiue with exotic locations, striking sights, and unusual episodes by the sometimes humorous world-girdling observant author.
Col. Thomas Wallace Knox (1835 - 1896) was a journalist, author, and world traveler, known primarily for his work as a New York Herald correspondent during the American Civil War. Knox wrote over 45 books, including a popular series of travel adventure books for boys.
Solid copy with moderate wear and faded gilt to spine and front cover; no annotations; uniform age-toning; supple paper with the occasional foxing (notably affecting the steel-engraved frontispiece, tissue guard, and following picture, but seldom affecting other plates or in-text illustrations).