Our Journey Around the World HC Book, Antique 1895, Illustrated
For sale here is an antique, 120-year-old “Our Journey Around the World” hardcover book by Rev. Francis E. Clark, D.D. and Harriet E. Clark; published by A.D. Worthington & Co., 1895. The book was sold by subscription only and is “an illustrated record of a year’s travel of forty thousand miles through India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Etc.” and it includes “upwards of two hundred choice engravings.” It measures about 7 7/8″ x 6 3/8″ and has 641 pages. The hardcover is well worn and tattered with wear, fraying and staining/discoloring. The cover is still attached, though not as tightly as it was originally 120 years ago. The inside pages aren’t too bad for their age. They have staining/discoloring, some dog-eared corners and a few tears. The inside binding is tight. The front end paper is detached, but still present. There is a beautiful foldout map showing their journey! The map does have a tear on it (seen in photo). The only writing is a name penned on a blank page in the front and a little writing with pencil on the detached end paper. This “Our Journey Around the World” book would be an excellent addition to an antique book collection or to give as a gift to a travel connoisseur!
When this item is purchased, 10% of the profits will be donated to The Sound of Hope – a non-profit which raises funds and awareness for orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Learn more about the organization at TheSoundOfHope.org.
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