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Book Description
Rare French edition of this popular illustrated guide which was announced in the 18th December 1824 issue of ^g The Literary Gazette^g at 6s. The text was a condensed translation of the contemporary English editions but with an extended introduction containing such useful information as translations for English menus, exchange rates, etc. It would appear that this experiment was a one-off and no other editions were forthcoming in translation. Our copy differs in collation from that recorded in the Corporation of London Library which does not include Leigh’s advertisements (pp. 325-328).
Dealer Notes
OCLC records one copy only at the Corporation of London Library; see Adams 126.
Author LEIGH, Samuel.
Date 1825
Binding original publisher’s green calf, spine lettered in gilt.
Publisher Londres: Chez Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand
Condition 12mo, pp. xxxii 328, 36, engraved frontispiece, 36 engraved plates and 3 folding engraved maps; some minor tears to folds;

Price: £285.00

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