6386. La Motrayes Travels through Europe 1723

LA MOTRAYE, A. DE. Travels through Europe, Asia and into part of Africa. I-II. London (printed for the author) 1723 (a supplement or vol. III published in 1732, not present here).

4:o (about 350x217 mm.). (16, incl. "Licence leaf"), (1)-440; (3), 2-432, (1)-72 pp.
4 folding engraved maps (some marginal wearing), 43 partly folding engraved plans and plates (all, 1 with tear in the folding, a few somewhat worn in the margins, minor foxing) W. Hogarth and others.
Contemporary brown calf, worn, cracks in the joints, faded richly gilt spines in seven compartments, damages at head and foot. Bookplates of Carton library and Gösta Nobel. 2 volumes.

Bring 123, Schiötz 567a.
Carton library, belonging to the Duke of Leinster (Peerage of Ireland).

Provenance: Gustaf Oscar Ludvig (Gösta) Nobel (1886-1955), youngest son of Ludvig and Edla Nobel, was in Baku between 1914-17 and later took over as Managing Director over Branobel or "The Nobel Brothers Company". The oil company was founded in Baku by his father and the two brothers Alfred and Robert. He and his family had to flee Russia 1918 during the Russian revolution.