Wien (Vienna): Friedrich Jasper, 1894 (Vol. 1) - 1895 (Vol. 2). Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/160. Elephant folio (18 3/4 x 14 1/4"). , 67, pp (Text),  leaves (Color map and Photo plates) (Vol. 1); , 73, pp (Text),  leaves (Color map and Photo plates) (Vol. 2). Uncut. Original gilt-stamped full calf, with gold lettering and tooling to front covers and spines. Raised bands. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Tissue-guarded photo-illustrated title page in each volume. Decorative initials.
The author of this work, Nathaniel Mayer von Rothschild (1836-1905), was the eldest son of the banker Anselm Salomon Freiherr von Rothschild. As he was not really interested in the affairs of the family, he left the bank early to work exclusively as an art collector, travel writer, amateur photographer, flower grower and generous benefactor.
In this two-volume set published for his immediate circle of friends, Nathaniel Rothschild describes the two Mediterranean trips he carried out with his friend, Baron August Twickel, in 1893 and 1894 onboard the "Aurora" (first voyage) and the "Thalia" (second voyage).
Splendidly and lavishly illustrated throughout with 1 color map, 43 full-page and 50 in-text collotypes, the first volume is dedicated to the first voyage and describes the following places: Livorno, Corsica, La Goulette, Hammam Meskoutin, Biskra, Bougie, Algiers, Oran, Alicante, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona.
The second volume contains 1 color map, 31 full-page and 50 in-text collotypes, and describes the second voyage covering Dalmatia, Montenegro, Corfu, Greece and Turkey.
One of 160 numbered copies, of which this is No. 107.
Bindings with sporadic age-toning, staining and rubbing. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #43621