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Memoir descriptive of the resources, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its islands, interspersed with antiquarian and other notices.
London, John Murray, 1824.. 4°, circa 19,5 x 23,8 cm. CVI, 291, LXXIII pp., 9 ff., 1 folding map of Sicily, 14 plates in aquatint by William Daniell Modern half calf with two labels to spine. Pine-Coffin 821/3; Abbey: Travel 263; Lowndes 2434: "An excellent work, of considerable value to officers on the Sicilian Station". First edition of this description of Sicily with descriptions of its geography, geology, climate, folklore etc. as well as personal experiences of Captain Smyth (1788-1865) who was stationed in Palermo. With the famous plates in aquatint by Daniell - "probably the most exquisite specimens of uncoloured aquatints to be found in any book" (Prideaux). - Little browning, some small marginal staining, good modern half calf in the style of the epoque.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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