3 March 2004
BOSWELL, James (1740-1795). An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1768.
8° (205 x 125mm). Folding engraved map of Corsica with imprint. Z3 a cancellans as usual. With final blank. Contemporary calf with red morocco lettering-piece, red speckled edges (joints lightly rubbed, lower joints slightly cracked, small abrasion mark on upper cover). Provenance: Cholmondeley Library (bookplate) -- purchased from Pickering and Chatto, London, 10 December 1941, $34.
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION from the Cholmondeley Library. Gaskell 473; Pottle 24; Rothschild 442.
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