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OSTERVALD, Frédéric-Samuel (1713--1795)
Description des montagnes et des vallées qui font partie de la Principauté de Neuchatel et Valangin. Seconde edition revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée.
A Neuchatel chez Samuel Fauche libraire, 1766.
133, [1] p. ; 17.7 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By Frédéric-Samuel Ostervald. The 'Avertissement' cites prior publication in Le Journal Helvétique, December 1764, with 'un certain nombre d'éxemplaires' [sic] printed separately. Its appearance was contemporaneous with the early editions of La nouvelle Héloïse and subsequent editions will have benefited from the growth in tourism to the mountains stimulated by the popularity of Rousseau's works.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page John Soane, the final 'e' possibly added later. Soane travelled through Switzerland on his return from Italy at the end of his grand tour in May-June 1780, and although evidence is lacking, it is possible this slim volume was purchased then.

Binding Original C18th block-printed green paper wrappers.

Reference Number 3805


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