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Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence
1823. BAKEWELL, Robert. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise, and Various Parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, and in Switzerland and Auvergne, in the years 1820, 1821, and 1822. Two volumes. xvi, 381, [1]; [viii], 447, [1] pp. Illustrated with 4 full-page hand-coloured aquatints signed R. Bakewell del. and I Clark sculpt. plus several woodcut illustrations throughout text. 8vo., 214 x 134 mm, bound in three-quarter contemporary English green morocco, matching marbled paper over boards, gilt-tooled and lettered spines. London: Longman, Hurst, etc., 1823. |~||~||~||~| First Edition, a Presentation Copy, "to Dr. Macauly with the author's best respects." A fine Regency travel account through Switzerland, France and Northern Italy during the height of the Grand Tour. Robert Bakewell was a geologist, who offers general accounts of Annecy, the Valley of Thones, Aix les Bains, Chamonix, Geneva, Lausanne, Interlaken, Grindelwald, the Wengen Alps, Berne, Laggo Maggiore, Evian, Clermont, etc., and numerous observations following the author's inclinations toward all aspects of geology. Joints of volume with minor rubbing, a near fine copy. Abbey, Travel 56. Tooley 75. Prideaux 327.
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