1848 CITIES OF EUROPE & THEATRE OF WAR, REVOLUTION in 30 MAPS, PLANS, ENGRAVINGS
Title:THE CITIES OF EUROPE, AND THEATRE OF WAR AND REVOLUTION IN VIEWS, MAPS AND PLANS WITH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE LETTER PRESS
Author: A.H. Payne
Publisher: A.H Payne
City: Dresden and Leipzig Year: 1848 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 189 Illustrated: Yes, 30 Engravings of Maps, Battle Plans and Views
Book Details + Condition: Uncommon first edition from 1848 of The Cities of Europe, and Theatre of War and Revolution. Written, illustrated, and published by A.H. Payne. A record of 1848, a remarkable year for Europe during which "Prussia, Italy, Austria and Sicily caught the flame, Berlin, Vienna, Milan and Palermo became the scenes of conflicts (like) those of Paris. Europe presented one vast theatre of War and Revolution, divided against itself." Original marbled boards with embossed leather spine. Shelfwear to boards; bumped and rubbed corners, edges and spine ends; inside hinge cracked but binding remains tight; text is clean and unmarked save old pencil inscription on endpaper and age toning to pages.