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Spine title: "Tour in Belgium 1839".
Binding: contemporary half morocco, gilt decoration on spine, with marbled end papers.
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Multiple blanks not digitized.
Holograph narrative of a two week tour of Belgium. The author and his companion took the steam-ship "Menoir" to Ostend on June 26th; traveled by train to Bruges and Ghent, where they viewed paintings, principal buildings, and the Convent of the Beguine Nuns; spent several days in Brussels; and visited Waterloo, noting that the Hougemont was "precisely in the same state as it was the day after the Battle." They continued on to Mecklin and sailed for England after spending their final days sightseeing in Antwerp.
The journal is illustrated with many laid-down engravings and several watercolors. The last eight leaves contain pasted-in bills, hotel passes, train tickets, theater programs, and other ephemera. (Two of the bills are made out to "John Dyott" and "John DeWitt.").
1 v. (ca. 110 p., 50 p. text) ; 26 x 21 cm.
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