First Edition: Things Seen in Sweden by W. Barnes Steveni – 1915

Discover the enchanting landscapes and cultural heritage of Sweden with this collector’s edition of “Things Seen in Sweden” by W. Barnes Steveni. Published in 1915, this first edition guidebook features fifty stunning black and white illustrations capturing the essence of early 20th-century Sweden. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, it is a precious addition to any collection.

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“Things Seen in Sweden” by W. Barnes Steveni is an exquisite first edition travel guide from 1915, part of the coveted “Things Seen Series” (No. 11). This book offers a rich historical and cultural exploration of Sweden, illustrated through fifty compelling black and white images that bring the scenic beauty and cultural nuances of the era to life.

Book Specifications:

  • Edition: First Edition, 1915
  • Series: No. 11 in the Things Seen Series
  • Binding: Hardcover in blue cloth with gilt lettering
  • Pages: 253 pages, absent a dust jacket

Condition Overview:

  • Pages: Well-maintained with signs of foxing, tanning, and thumb marking, reflecting its age and historical value.
  • Cover: Exhibits mild shelf wear, including light rubbing and corner bumping, alongside marking and tanning.

Ideal for enthusiasts of historical travel literature, this book not only serves as a decorative piece but also as a cultural artifact, providing a unique perspective on Sweden’s rich heritage. It stands as a testament to the enduring charm of vintage travel guidebooks, making it a must-have for collectors and admirers of Swedish history and vintage art.