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William Seward’s Travels Around the World, edited by Olive Risley Steward and copyrighted by her for him in 1873 after the death of the author.

The book is divided into sections: United States, Canada, and Pacific Ocean; Japan, China, and Cochin China; The Eastern Archpelago, Straits of Malacca, and Ceylon; British India; Egypt and Palestine; Europe.

William H Seward was an American secretary of State, although the book does not seem to mention that.

The book measures approx. 155x235mm (a little over 6 x 9 inches).

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for William Henry Seward.

Title: Travels Around the World

Author: Seward, William H.

City: New York

Date: 1873

Total items: 8

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: Pool of Hezekiah]

Pool of Hezekiah

The engraving is signed in the bottom left corner Meeder Chubb, which I take to be Philip Meeder and F. Y. Chubb. [more...] [$]

[picture: Entrance to the Cave of the Elephanta]

Entrance to the Cave of the Elephanta

We ascended an easy flight of stone steps to a plateau one hundred and fifty feet above the sea. [...] Passing to the centre of the plateau and turning to the right, we confronted a work of human art, gigantic and marvelous. It is a subterranean temple. the builders, beginning half-way up the mountain declivity, and cutting down perpendicularly, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Little Orphan Island]

Little Orphan Island

Two hundred and fifty miles above nanking, the [Yang-tse-kiang] river flows swiftly through a narrow gorge between two mountains, one called the Eastern, the other the Western Pillar. Above this strait the river winds, and is flanked on the right bank by bluffs like those of the Mississippi and Missouri; a hundred miles higher, another gorge; near [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Jaffa]

Jaffa

(p. 626). Historians belive that Jaffa is the only port in the world which can boast uninterrupted inhabitation throughout its entire existence. The Canaanites founded the city in the 18th [...]the beautiful). It’s in Palestine, but has been occupied by the Israeli military since 1948. [more...] [$]

[picture: Jaffa]

Jaffa

A version of the Jaffa picture cut down so you can use it as a desktop image (wallpaper, as Windows people say). [more...] [$]


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William Seward’s Travels Around the World, edited by Olive Risley Steward and copyrighted by her for him in 1873 after the death of the author.

The book is divided into sections: United States, Canada, and Pacific Ocean; Japan, China, and Cochin China; The Eastern Archpelago, Straits of Malacca, and Ceylon; British India; Egypt and Palestine; Europe.

William H Seward was an American secretary of State, although the book does not seem to mention that.

The book measures approx. 155x235mm (a little over 6 x 9 inches).

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for William Henry Seward.


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