Publisher: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 & 1764.
Edition: First edition of both titles.
Bibliographical References: Hayward 182 (Alps); NCBEL II, 665.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; front hinge starting, but cords holding; very good copy.
Book ID: 27210
Description2 vols in 1, 4to, 18th century tree-calf, gilt decorated spine. Title-page vignette to The Alps.
CommentsTwo interesting poems by George Keate (1729-97), the talented 18th century author and painter. The first is on the famous European mountain range. "Keate . . . was one of the earliest writers to admire, without terror, the sublimities of alpine scenery" - Hayward. And the second is his poem on the attraction of ruins. The Alps without the half-title.