BAEDEKER, . COLLECTION OF 21 GUIDE BOOKS
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
- Baedeker, Karl
- Collection of 20 guide-books and one language manual for various European and Middle Eastern countries:
Madeira Canary Islands Azores Western Morocco. 1939, first edition; Manual of the Russian Language. 1914, first English edition; these two preserved in brown cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcase; Palestine and Syria. 1906; Southern France. 1907; Spain and Portugal. 1908; Northern France. 1909; Greece. 1909; Berlin and its Environs. 1912; Norway, Sweden and Denmark. 1912; The Mediterranean. 1911; Southern Germany. 1914; Russia. 1914 (two copies); Paris. 1924; The Rhine. 1926; Tyrol and the Dolomites. 1927; Southern Germany. 1929; Austria. 1929; Northern Italy. 1930; Belgium and Luxemburg. 1931; Great Britain. 1937; all except the first two later editions, maps and plans; all Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, (London:) Dulau and Co. [George Allen & Unwin etc] and (New York:) Chas. Scribner's Sons, original limp red cloth, some with dust-jackets; small 8vo; some slight wear to bindings and jackets (20)
The first guidebook is scarce. A guidebook to The Mediterranean had previously been published by Baedeker in 1911 which included Madeira and the Canary Islands, but the 1939 guide is the first edition solely covering Madeira, the Canaries, the Azores and Western Morocco.