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Travels - Acerbi, Joseph - 1798. 
- Travels through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 and 1799. In two volumes. Illustrated with seventeen elegant engravings. For Joseph Mawman, London, 1802. Contemporary full polished tree calf with spines in six compartments between raised and gilt ruled banding the second and fourth with contrasting crimson and dark green morocco title labels and further gilt ruling; blue sprinkled edges; quarto, 263x217 mms. First Edition. With stipple engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding map with hand-coloured route in red, fifteen plates of which five are hand-coloured and twelve sides of musical notation engraved by Rileys of London; all copper engraved.A beautiful copy of this classic travel account by Joseph Acerbi who is thought to be the first Italian to travel all the way to the North Cape over land. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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