11 - 13 July 2000
GRAND TOUR - Manuscript, 'Trifling Remarks hastily written on a glimpse of Italy...The substance of Letters to a friend during a Tour. From Sept. 2d 1856 to January 311857. With extracts from Books and Illustrations', a neat copy, 285 pages, 4to, list of illustrations and sources, loosely inserted index and appendix, 22 pages, 4to, 174 illustrations (92 views; 8 portraits; 38 depictions of artefacts; 18 coloured plates depicting costumes and manners). Contemporary green morocco gilt, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, gilt edges.
A characteristic emanation of the mid-Victorian Grand Tour, this account shows close attention to art and architecture, and with lavish quotation from poets, historians and guide books.
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