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BARETTI, Giuseppe Marco Antonio (1719--1789)
An account of the manners and customs of Italy; with observations on the mistakes of some travellers, with regard to that country. By Joseph Baretti. ...
London: printed for T. Davies; and L. Davis and C. Rymers [i.e. Reymers], 1768.
2 vols ; 20.3 cm. (8º)
I: xvi, 317, [3] p.
II: vii, [1], 330 p., [2] pl. (engr. music)

In volume I the bookseller's name C. Reymers is misspelled 'Rymers'. Baretti first settled in London in 1751 and published such works as the present riposte to Samuel Sharp's Letters from Italy published two years earlier, and A dictionary of the English and Italian languages, 1760 (1778 ed., q.v.). He was tutor to the Thrale family and became well-known in Johnson's and Reynold's circles. Reynolds did his portrait in 1774. Boswell described him as an 'Italian of considerable literature'. He translated Johnson's An account of an attempt to ascertain the longitude at sea, 1755, and lost a game of chess with Omai the Polynesian in 1775. See L. Collison-Morley, Giuseppe Baretti: with an account of his literary friendships and feuds in Italy and in England in the days of Dr. Johnson, John Murray, 1909. ESTC t122786.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-pages: John Soane, 1777 (the 'e' added later).

Binding C18th calf, sprinkled boards, gilt-ruled spines lettered with volume numbers only.

Reference Number 293


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