Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. Hezekiah Butterworth. Full title: The Adriatic to the Baltic; A journey of the Zigzag club from Vienna to the Golden Horn, The Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. MA (Boston): Estes & Lauriat, 1882. 2nd printing with cover format #2 (illuminated board cover with multi-color front cove). Numerous illustrations including woodcuts and pencil drawings. Illustrated endpapers with maps. 320 pages. Size is 8½" x 6½". Book is VG with clean text, no marks or names. Hinges very good (attached). The spine edges are worn as these books tend to be, wear at corners and edges. 1 copy only,
The Zig Zag series was an American travelogue series of the 19th century. Ultimately, there were 18 books in all. Butterworth (1839-1905) was the assistant editor with The Youth's Companion (an American children's magazine founded in 1827) and was also a successful author. The series was modeled after earlier books written by Rudolphe Topffer (1799-1846) which chronicled the adventures of Master Lewis and his students. The first eight books in the series were stories and after that histories and geographical descriptions.