Publisher: London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1705.
Edition: First edition, with 125 misprinted 215.
Bibliographical References: Pine-Coffin 701-2; ESTC T74575; NCBEL II, 1100.
Condition: Lacking the front and rear blanks; some foxing and light stains in the text; paper repair to half-title; a good copy.
Book ID: 23605
Description8vo, modern quarter tan calf period style, red leather spine label, gilt lettering. Six engravings in the text. With half-title.
CommentsAn extensive and popular account of travel through Italy by Joseph Addison (1672-1719), which was standard reading for the 18th century Englishman Grand Tourist. It includes his poem “Letter from Italy,” as well as numerous extracts from Roman literature. Addison, who was obviously fond of Italy, begins his Preface “There is certainly no place in the World where a man may travel with greater pleasure and advantage than in Italy.” Four contemporary annotations in the margins, pointing out errors by Addison.