Book Description

A topographical, picturesque and statistical account of that hitherto undescribed country. Marbled boards rubbed to edges, backstrip chipped & frayed with some loss. Heavy foxing to title page & edges ow a good++ copy of a RARE book. N.B. although a map is mentioned on the title page, it was, in fact, never included in this English edition (see below)
Dealer Notes
Vialla de Sommieres spent six years in Montenegro, circa1806-12, as governor of Cattaro, during the French occupation of Dalmatia in the Napoleonic wars. The First Edition was published in French in the same year, in 2 volumes. This is the only English edition of this work & was published in Sir Richard Phillips' series New Voyages and Travels. It is abridged and has only 8 plates and was without map, although one was mentioned on the title (see Shapero catalogue)
Author DE Sommieres, Col. L C Vialla
Date 1820
Binding Hardback with marbled boards
Publisher Sir Richard Phillips, London FIRST UK Edition
Condition Good ++ and complete
Pages 108

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