Mementoes, Historical and Classical, of a Tour through Part of France, Switzerland, and Italy, in the Years 1821 and 1822. ANONYMOUS.
Mementoes, Historical and Classical, of a Tour through Part of France, Switzerland, and Italy, in the Years 1821 and 1822.

Mementoes, Historical and Classical, of a Tour through Part of France, Switzerland, and Italy, in the Years 1821 and 1822.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, 1824.
Edition: First edition; there was a second edition in 1826 with a slightly different title.
Condition: Title-page re-attached with stubs, apparently when it was bound the last time; text quite clean; very good copy.
Book ID: 28678

Physical Description

2 vols, 8vo, modern brown paper boards and printed paper labels.

Comments

A well written and thorough cultural guide that begins in France and Switzerland en route to Italy, where the majority of the 42 chapters deal entertainingly with its sights, typography and history - at the end of the Grand Tour. Mementoes was sufficiently popular that a second edition, with illustrations, was published in 1826, but alas its author chose to be anonymous, where he/she remains. Contemporary bookplate of H. C. Lewis on the front paste-down, above which is the bookplate (designed by Reynolds Stone) of 20th century collector Stuart B. Schimmel.

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