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PLANTA, Edward (fl. 1814)
[New picture of Paris. 1817]

A new picture of Paris; or, the stranger's guide to the French metropolis; ... To which is added, a description of the environs of Paris, with correct maps, an accurate plan of the city, and numerous views ... The seventh edition, much enlarged, and entirely recomposed. By Edward Planta, ...
London: printed for Samuel Leigh, by J. Moyes, 1817.
xxiv, 442, 4, 10 p., [2] fold. letterpress tables, [3] fold. maps, [2] fold. pl. ; 14.0 cm. (12º)

First published in 1814. The publisher, who started trading as a bookseller in 1812, brought out a series of guidebooks to European capital cities under the title A new picture of ... . The final 10 pp. advertise the publisher's list, preceded by 4 pp. advertising Mr Isidore Guillet's institution for the education of young people in Paris and concluding, "Any reference to the Publisher of this work will be particularly attended to." Soane, who visited Paris in 1814 and 1819, also owned the eleventh edition, 1819 (q.v.)

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane, Esq./ With Mr. Moyes's most/ respectful Compliments/ August 7, 1817.

Binding C19th blue morocco, gilt double-rule spine, lower cover and spine lettered direct in gilt 'Picture of Paris'. In inverted covers.

Reference Number 3052


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