GIUSEPPE ACERBI (1773-1846)
Travels through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 and 1799. London: T. Gillet for Joseph Mawman, 1802. 2 volumes, 4° (264 x 210mm). 16 engraved plates (5 hand-coLoured), 1 folding engraved map, 12pp. engraved sheet-music. (Tears to folding map, some browning, imprints of some plates shaved with loss.) Contemporary diced calf gilt, covers with double fillet border with small decorative corner-pieces, the flat spines divided into six compartments by fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, volume number in the fifth, the others with repeat circular neo-classical decoration, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, head and spines chipped.
FINE SET OF THE FIRST EDITION.
With: SIR ARTHUR DE CAPELL BROOKE (1791-1858). Travels through Sweden, Norway, and Finmark, to the North Cape, in the summer of 1820. London: John Murray, 1823. 4° (273 x 215mm). Lithographic portrait frontispiece, 20 lithographic plates (2 hand-coloured), 1 lithographic map, 11 lithographic illustrations on india paper mounted. (Some spotting to plates.) FIRST EDITION. Abbey ITravel I,248. [And:] SIR ARTHUR DE CAPELL BROOKE. A Winter in Lapland and Sweden, with various observations relating to Finmark and its inhabitants. London: John Murray, 1827. 4° (271 x 215mm). 21 lithographic plates (1 on india paper mounted, 5 printed in two colours), 2 lithographic maps (1 folding and backed onto linen and with route marked by hand), 8 lithographic illustrations (1 printed in two coolours, 6 on india paper mounted). (Without half-title.). FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel I,250; Colas 452.
2 works in two volumes. Uniform contemporary calf, covers with double fillet border, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted by gilt fillets and dot rolls, green morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, marbled endppapers, marbled edges (surface damage to leather on lower cover, upper joint slightly split). (4)