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Fourth edition. 3 vols. I: pp. [lxx], [2], 434, [2] + 2 folding maps (one very large) and 2 engraved plates, without e2 (blank) as usual, including 2pp. of advertisements for Coxe’s works after the preliminaries; II: pp. [viii], 430, [ii] + 1 folding map and 3 engraved plates (1 folding); III: pp. [xvi], 451, [1]. A, I: a handful of leaves a little dust-soiled at outer margin, slight offsetting from plates; II: minor repair to blank verso of folding map; III: extreme outer corner of Aa3 torn. Contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, boards gilt ruled to a roll of interlacing fern leaves, spines gilt with urns and Greek fillets, red and green morocco labels. Upper edges and upper boards a little scuffed, I: joints just splitting at head and tail, upper hinge weakened, I and III: corners bumped.
Dealer Notes
An excellent, fresh copy, exquisitely bound as a uniform set, of the fourth edition of this lavishly illustrated travelogue. It is one of several popular accounts published by the English priest and historiographer William Coxe (1748-1828), who travelled throughout Europe as the tutor to young aristocrats. With his pupil Lord Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, he travelled through Switzerland and the French Alps – a journey described in the present work, organised as a series of letters to the English lawyer William Melmoth.
The narrative comprises natural and historical observations, as well as accounts of the effects of the French Revolution in those territories. The outstanding engravings include a very large, folding map of Switzerland and one of Mont Blanc, but also illustrations of local fauna; for instance, the Bearded Vulture that Coxe saw in Monsieur Sprungli’s collection of Swiss birds, to which a section is dedicated. The appendix to vol.3 includes a catalogue of the ‘Quadrupeds, Birds, Amphibia, and Testaceous Animals of Switzerland’ (expanded in this edition) and a vocabulary of Romansch, the language of Upper Engadina, with a list of the earliest bibles and books printed in Romansch.
A lovely copy of this important work.
Author Coxe, William:
Date 1801.
Publisher London: T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies,

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