Travels in Spain: containing a new, accurate, and comprehensive view of that country. By the Chevalier de Bourgoanne. To which are added, copious extracts from the Essays on Spain of Peyron . . . Translated from the French. London, G. G. J.

and J. Robinson, 1789.

Three vols., 8vo, pp. [iii]–xii, 472; [ii], 558; [ii], 503, [1, blank], [10, index], [i, errata, verso blank]; without the half-titles; with nine plates (of which six folding), two folding plans, and a folding map; small area of worming in final few leaves of vol. III (not affecting text), some occasional spotting, but a good copy in contemporary speckled calf, spines modestly gilt and with red morocco lettering-pieces; slightly rubbed, upper cover of vol. I detached, lower joint of vol. III cracked but firm; ownership inscription of W. Prentis dated 1848 on titles; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

£600

Approximately:
US $800€709

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Travels in Spain: containing a new, accurate, and comprehensive view of that country. By the Chevalier de Bourgoanne. To which are added, copious extracts from the Essays on Spain of Peyron . . . Translated from the French. London, G. G. J.

Checkout now

First edition in English of Bourgoing’s Nouveau voyage en Espagne, published the previous year. It also contains a partial translation of Peyron’s Nouveau voyage en Espagne.

‘The author . . . has principally directed his inquiries to a subject which, though highly interesting, perhaps the most interesting of any that can engage the attention of a traveller, has been less attended to by former writers on this country; I mean the present state of its civil government, trade, and manufactures. The long stay of the Chevalier de Bourgoanne [sic] in Spain has enabled him to treat these subjects more at large, and more accurately, than any who have preceded him . . . . To render this work still more compleat, an additional volume has been added, consisting of very copious extracts from the Essays on, or Travels in, Spain, of M. Peyron; a late work of considerable merit, which has never yet appeared in English’ (‘Advertisement by the translator’, pp. v–vi).

ESTC T144103; Palau 34060. See Robertson, Los curiosos impertinentes (1992) pp. 178–9.

You may also be interested in...

FORD, Richard.

A handbook for travellers in Spain . . . Third edition, entirely revised, with great additions.

Third edition. ‘In the 1855 edition, the last in his lifetime, much of the previously rejected material was re-introduced, bibliographies were brought up-to-date, and obsolete data omitted. Ford’s prejudices are here less apparent; some of his more caustic references are toned down. But although this was Ford’s “last word”, much of the new matter which had been added was information which had reached him at second-hand; over twenty years had passed since he had left “well-beloved” Spain’ (Ian Robertson in the introduction to the 1966 Centaur Press edition, pp. xv–xvi).

Read more

STEPHENS, Edward Bell.

The Basque Provinces: their political state, scenery, and inhabitants; with adventures amongst the Carlists and Christinos.

First edition. The author spent three months among the Carlists in 1836 as correspondent for the Morning Post, arriving at Bayonne on 3 September 1836 and returning there on 13 January 1837. His account includes descriptions of the second siege of Bilbao and the Battle of Luchana.

Read more