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SWINBURNE, Henry (1743--1803)
[Travels in the Two Sicilies. 1790]
Travels in the Two Sicilies, by Henry Swinburne, Esq. in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. The second edition. In four volumes. ...
London: printed by J. Nicols, for T. Cadell, and P. Elmsly, 1790.
4 vols ; 20.9 cm. (8º)
I: lxviii, 307, [1] p., [1] fold. engr. map, [4] fold. pl., [1] fold. letterpress geneal. table
II: xi, [1], 359, [1] p., [4] fold. pl. : music
III: viii, 414 p., [6] fold. pl.
IV: viii, 394 p., [7] fold. pl.

First published in 1783--85. This edition incorporates some of the corrections and additions by Monsieur de la Borde [i.e. Jean Benjamin de Laborde (1734--94)], which filled two volumes that were published together with the French translation of the work by Mme Robert (Louise-Félicité Guinement de Keralio) under the Paris imprint of Didot, 1785--87. Another one-volume French edition with the imprint of Barrois, 1785 is also in Soane's library (q.v.). The views were drawn by Swinburne and engraved by Peter Mazell, Sparrow, and James Taylor. See A. Wilton and I. Bignamini (eds.), Grand tour: the lure of Italy in the eighteenth century, exh. cat. Tate Gallery (London 1996), cat. no. 86 (1st ed.). ESTC t127398.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas King, Jr for £1 15s. as item 'No 3804' on 8 May 1813. (Spiers Box. Misc. Booksellers).

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt roll-tooled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3401


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