Topography, Travels - Quantity: 2
|Object:||Book (More lots)|
|Number of Books:||2|
|Author/ Illustrator:||Patrick Brydone|
|Book Title:||Voyage en Sicile et à Malthe|
|Publication year oldest item:||1776|
|Edition:||1st Edition Thus|
|Publisher:||Pissot, Le Jay, Amsterdam, Paris|
|Binding/ Material:||Half leather|
"Voyage en Sicile et à Malthe. Traduit de l'Anglois de M. Brydone par M. Demeunier. Nouvelle edition, revue & corrigée. A Amsterdam & se trouve a Paris, MDCCLXXVI (1776)".
2 vols. in-8, cm 11 x 17, pp. XII, 380; (2), 367, coeval leather and marbled paper binding, gold titles and tooling within a green tag on the spine, decorated endpapers, large folded topographic map with the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily engraved by E. Dussy (Vaugondy) tipped-in in vol.2. In very good condition both binding and text, only with slight abrasions on the cover along the edges and a few reddened pages (see photos).
French translation from the original London edition of 1773.
This Edition, published a year after the first French one, also contains parts left out by the translator in Paris.
The travelogue written in the form of a letter gives the description of natural events such as Etna eruptions, earthquakes, etc., of Syracuse, Agrigento, Palermo, Malta etc., of traditions and customs including the feast of Santa Rosalia; fishing, brigandage, agricultural products in Sicily.
Graesse emphasises the quality of the writing.
Mira I, 133; Graesse I, 560.
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