LINTON, William (1791-1876, author and illustrator). Sketches in Italy. London: published by the author, 1832. 2 volumes, 2° (528 x 346mm). 96 numbered lithographic plates and 2 'vignettes' mounted on India paper, by and after Linton, printed by W. Day, lithographic map. (Variable spotting affecting images of plates 1-3 in vol. I and plates 50 & 55-60 in vol. II, spotting otherwise mainly marginal though sometimes heavy, map also spotted.) Contemporary green half morocco, spines gilt, gilt edges (spine restored, some scuff marks).
ITALIAN VIEWS AT THEIR MOST DRAMATICALLY IMPRESSIVE, often chosen for their classical or literary associations. This is a rare deluxe publication, the original subscriber's list limited to 89 names. Linton's route around Italy in 1828-29 included visits to Lugano, Milan, Turin, Genoa, Florence, Rome and its vicinity, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi, Assisi, Perugia, Bologna, Ferrara, Venice and Padua. (2)