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).
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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.
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.
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