Zigzag Journeys in the Orient


Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

BUTTERWORTH, Hezekiah. Zigzag Journeys in the Orient. The Adriatic to the Baltic. A Journey of the Zigzag Club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. Fully Illustrated. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1885. 8vo, 320pp. Brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and black. Color pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated in b&w. Spine ends and corners quite worn, lower edges less so, hinges mended, else an internally clean, bright copy with the stunning cover stamping still clean and strikingly bright!

Early printing, having originally been published in 1881 and bearing an 1885 date on title page. The third of Butterworth’s travelogues featuring the Zigzag club visiting historically important destinations around the world. A fascinating look at the American impression of eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century. As with all the earliest printings of the Zig-Zag Journeys volumes, the pictorial binding is gorgeous!