Modern state of Spain: exhibiting a complete view of its topography, government, laws, religion, finances, naval and military establishments; and of society, manners, arts, sciences, agriculture, and commerce in that country . . . Translated from the Paris edition of 1807. To which are added, essays on Spain by M. Peyron; and the book of post roads. With a quarto atlas of plates.

London, John Stockdale, 1808.

Four vols., pp. xi, 379; iv, 360; iv, 380; iv, 392; without the atlas volume as usual; some foxing in vols. I and IV, some occasional spotting elsewhere; untrimmed in late nineteenth- or early twentieth century calf-backed boards, spines gilt, by Hatchards; slightly rubbed and faded; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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Modern state of Spain: exhibiting a complete view of its topography, government, laws, religion, finances, naval and military establishments; and of society, manners, arts, sciences, agriculture, and commerce in that country . . . Translated from the Paris edition of 1807. To which are added, essays on Spain by M. Peyron; and the book of post roads. With a quarto atlas of plates.

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First edition in English of Bourgoing’s updated 1807 edition of his Tableau de l’Espagne moderne. The title calls for an atlas volume, but this seems to have been issued separately and is not present here.

‘The publication of a fourth edition of [Bourgoing’s] work sufficiently attests the degree of estimation in which the author’s labours are held among his own countrymen. It is from this improved and enlarged edition, which exhibits a picture of Spain in 1806, and contains many interesting particulars relative to some of the principal actors in the present glorious revolution, that this translation has been executed’ (translator’s preface, pp. iv–v).

Palau 34062. See Robertson, Los curiosos impertinentes (1992) pp. 178–9.

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