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Bakewell, R.
Travels, Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise, and Various Parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps. and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the Years 1820, 1821, and 1822 [2 volumes complete].
 
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London;
Date of Publication: 1823
Stock Code: 6914
 
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xvi, 381; vii, [1], 447. Three aquatints (including frontispiece) plus 19 woodcuts within text to Vol I; aquatint frontispiece plus 8 woodcuts to Vol II, as called for. Half polished calf with leather title labels, gilt titles and foliate motifs to compartments; marbled boards and matching edges. Joints cracked but holding Vol II; first gathering Vol I loose but still attached by the cords. Armorial bookplate of Francis Garnham to each front paste-down; scattered foxing, heavier to endpapers, otherwise contents clean. A Good set.
 
Observations from a 4-month journey in the Tarentaise and parts of Savoy, with observations on the landscape, inhabitants and geology, hitherto little visited by British tourists. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.

 
£600.00
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