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Smollett, Tobias
Travels through France and Italy containing Observations on Character, Customs, Religion, Government, Police, Commerce, Arts and Antiquities. With a particular Description of the Town, territory, and Climate of Nice; to which is Added, a Register of the Weather, kept during a Residence of Eighteen Months in that City.
1766. Two Volumes (complete set). Dublin, Printed for J.Hoey, A.Leathly etc., 1766. Small Octavo (4.5 cm x 17 cm). 340, 240 pages. Hardcover / Original full 18th-century leather with original spine-labels. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of irish architect John Morrison (Midleton / Castlemartyr), with his name in ink to the titlepage of Volume I. Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 (baptised) – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748), The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751) and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771), which influenced later novelists, including Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr O. M. Brack Jr to correct such variations. After suffering the loss of their only daughter, he and his wife went abroad, and the result was the publication Travels Through France and Italy (1766). He also published The History and Adventures of an Atom (1769), which gave his opinion of British politics during the Seven Years' War in the guise of a tale from ancient Japan. In 1768, the year he moved to Italy, Smollett entrusted Robert Cunninghame Graham of Gartmore with selling off the slaves he still owned in Jamaica. (Wikipedia)
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