Place and Imprint: Madrid: Imprenta de Sancha, 1790-93.
Edition: A mixed set of later printings or editions; the first editions of the five volumes were originally published over a six-year period beginning in 1786.
Bibliographical References: Cf. Palau 12207.
Condition: Vellum worn on two volumes; some worming (most significantlt on volume five); a made-up or "married" set, in sound, decent condition.
Book ID: 28561
Physical Description5 vols, 8vo, contemporary limp vellum, titles and volume numbers in manuscript on the spines. With half-titles in volumes one and three.
CommentsThe popular and influential account of Italy by Juan Andrés y Morell (1740-1817), the Spanish Jesuit priest, humanist and writer. The letters, written between 1785 and 1791, center on visits to museums, academies, libraries, booksellers, artists and scientists in Rome, Florence, Verona, Venice, Padua, Bologna and Mantua. Four of the five volumes contain indices that detail the contents of the letters. Andrés resided in Italy after the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain. He was an important figure in the Spanish Enlightenment. See Wikipedia.