Publisher: London: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, 1826.
Edition: First edition, second issue with Hazlitt's name on the title-page.
Bibliographical References: Kenyes, Hazlitt, 92; Pine-Coffin 824-7; NCBEL III, 1232.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; cloth a little soiled; very good copy.
Book ID: 27905
Description8vo, later brown half morocco, tan cloth boards, gilt rules and lettering, t.e.g. Frontis.
CommentsWilliam Hazlitt's lively and insightful descriptions of France (Paris is the place to be) and Italy, written during a tour there in 1824 and '25, financed by a second marriage to a woman of means. See Keynes. Oddly, the first issue did not have Hazlitt's name on the title-page, though there appears to have been no reason for its absence. This was quickly corrected with copies that contained Hazlitt's name overprinted on the title, thus the second issue. This issue also contains a handsome frontis, not often with the first issue.