Hand-Book for Travellers in Central Italy ; including The Papal States, Rome and The Cities of Etruria [ handbook ]. Octavian Blewitt.
Hand-Book for Travellers in Central Italy ; including The Papal States, Rome and The Cities of Etruria [ handbook ]
Hand-Book for Travellers in Central Italy ; including The Papal States, Rome and The Cities of Etruria [ handbook ]
Hand-Book for Travellers in Central Italy ; including The Papal States, Rome and The Cities of Etruria [ handbook ]

Hand-Book for Travellers in Central Italy ; including The Papal States, Rome and The Cities of Etruria [ handbook ]

London: John Murray 1850. Second Edition. xxxvi, 684 pages. 8vo. Full vellum binding with gilt decorations and black spine label. Minor soiling to the vellum, and wear to the spine label. Binding very sound. Map is present in rear folder. Map outer fold is browned and worn with some material loss (affecting mostly white space on map). Several corner folds also with tears and minor loss. Bookplate of Samuel Aldrich Crozer on front pastedown. Stamp of "S. A. Crozer" in several other places. Crozer's name in pencil on front board. Very Good. Vellum. [26661]


The second edition of this guide, first published in 1843, with OCLC/Worldcat showing a single microform copy. The carefully revised edition has an additional 100+ pages. The map of "Central and South Italy" is by J & C Walker.

"Samuel Aldrich Crozer (1857-59, 61-68, first president of The Delaware County National Bank), son of John Price and Sallie L. (Knowles) Crozer, was born at West Branch, near Crozerville, Aston township, Delaware county, December 25, 1825. When only a few weeks over seventeen years, attending boarding school in Philadelphia, in February, 1843, news reached him that his father, John P. Crozer, had been thrown from a sleigh fracturing his thigh. Samuel A. Crozer was immediately summoned home, and mere boy as he was, into his care was given the direction of the office and financial affairs appertaining to his father's large manufacturing business. For many months John P. Crozer was unable to leave the house, and when he again resumed full management of his affairs he still retained his son in control of the departments which had been assigned to him during his father's illness, and in the conduct of which he displayed unusual ability. When, in 1845, John P. Crozer purchased the Chester mills and laid the foundations for the present Borough of Upland, to his son Samuel fell the duty of stocking and outfitting with machinery Mill No. 1, at that place, although at the time his son had not reached his majority. On January 1, 1847, Samuel A. Crozer was admitted to a partnership in the business, the firm becoming John P. Crozer & Son, which continued over nineteen years, until dissolved by the death of the senior member March 11, 1866...Mr. Crozer was an extensive traveler, having crossed the Atlantic eighty-odd times, and had visited all sections of the East, save China, Japan, and India, and the great islands of the Indian Ocean. In the Western Hemisphere, his journeys have been through all sections of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the West Indies. Samuel A. Crozer died at Upland June 10, 1910, in his eighty-fifth year. " (Old Chester, PA: Biographical Sketches)

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