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COXE, William (1747--1828)
Travels in Switzerland, and in the country of the Grisons: in a series of letters to William Melmoth, Esq. from William Coxe, ... With an historical sketch and notes on the late revolution. The fourth edition. In three volumes. ...
London: printed by A. Strahan, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1801.
3 vols ; 22.5 cm. (8º)
I: xii, [1], vi--lxx, [2], 434, [2] p., [2] maps (1 fold.), [2] pl.
II: viii, 430, [2] p., [1] fold. map, [3] pl. (1 fold).
III: xvi, 451, [1] p.

First published in 1789 (q.v.). This is the first edition to include the historical sketch and notes on the revolution. Half-title present in vol. III only. The plate in vol. I inserted at p. 137 'Geometrical Elevation of the Timber Bridge, at Wettingen from actual measurements' engraved after John Soane by Medardus Thoenert is numbered for p. 132, as in the first edition, and is reproduced in: Angelo Maggi and Nicola Navone (eds.), John Soane and the wooden bridges of Switzerland: architecture and the culture of technology from Palladio to the Grubenmanns, exh. cat., Soane Museum, London, 2003, p. 109, cat. no. 48.

Copy Notes Uncut; volume I part unopened, volumes II and III largely unopened. Volume I inscribed in ink on title-page From the Author.

Binding Original blue-paper boards, white spine-cover, paper-label, dated in ink on spine.

Reference Number 285


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