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John L. Stoddard's Lectures, s/6, Balch Brothers, Boston, 1905, Vintage Travel and History Set of Books, Red and Brown Leather, First Edition
6 from a 12 volume set.
A complete set of vintage travel books. Packed with black and white and color photographs and illustrations. Maroon Half-leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt titles and motifs on spine. Light green leaf motif end-papers. Beautiful extensive Black and White photographs throughout. Top edges gilt
Volume 5: Paris, La Belle France, Spain
Volume 6: Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow
Volume 8: Florence
Volume 9: Scotland, England, London
Volume 10: Southern California, Grand Canon of the Colorado River, Yellowstone National Park
Supplementary Volume, Number two: Canada, Malta, Gibraltar
Leather recently oiled for protection. No writing, All pages and covers intact, Some scuffing on edges of binding. See pictures for more evidence of condition.
John Stoddard was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1850. In 1871 he graduated from Williams College. Later he studied two years of theology at Yale Divinity School. After that he taught Latin and French at Boston Latin School. He began traveling around the world in 1874 and published Red-Letter Days Abroad in 1884. He turned his experiences into a series of popular lectures delivered throughout North America. These lectures were periodically published in book form as John L. Stoddard's Lectures. These books include numerous illustrations derived from the immense catalog of photographs taken by Stoddard, and cover every subject, from art and architecture, to archaeology and natural history. The books were immensely popular in their day.
More on Stoddard here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lawson_Stoddard
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