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THE STRANGER IN FRANCE: Or, A Tour from Devonshire to Paris. Illustrated by engravings in aqua tinta of sketches, taken on the spot.
London J. Johnson 1803 - FIRST EDITION 1803, COLOURED COPY. 4to, 290 x 225 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, 12 HAND COLOURED aquatint plates of views, the first being of Torr Abbey in Devon, the second of Southampton, the rest of northwestern France: Le Havre, Caen, Rouen, Cherbourg, A Woman of Caux, Le Bois de Boulogne and one of the ruins in Le Petit Trianon. Sketches drawn by the author and engraved and printed by T. Medland. Pages: viii, 262, bound modern full calf, ornate gilt border to covers, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly foxed, neat early name in top margin, neat old repairs to some margin edges on first 5 leaves, and 18 further leaves scattered through the book, very small closed edge tear to 1 plate margin, repaired on verso, 120 mm (4½ inch) closed tear to 1 text page, repaired with clear tape, no loss, pale foxing to many margins, a couple of leaves lightly browned, 2 plates show slight offsetting from facing text, age-browning to many margins. A good copy only, with the plates hand coloured. Sir John Carr (1872-1832) wrote 6 travel books all set in Europe, which were popular in their day. This one on travelling in France was his first. Abbey Travel, 82. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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