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MONTAIGNE, Michel de; William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
BRENAN, Gerald. The Literature of the Spanish People.
Cambridge : 1951First edition, first impression, a superb presentation copy from the author to his brother Hugh Blair Brenan and his wife Marjorie Rhoda Brenan, inscribed on the front free endpaper "to Blair and Rhoda from Gerald".
An English bohemian on the peripheries of the Bloomsbury Group, Brenan lived in Spain from 1919 onwards, until he had to flee the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145824
GELL, William. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.
London : 1846Revised and enlarged edition of this work originally published in 1834. William Gell (1777-1836) "represented the culmination of the literary topographical tradition. Written when Greece and even Italy were comparatively little known to English travellers and classical students, his works were for some time regarded as standard treatises, and much of... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141159
WILDE, William Robert Wills. Narrative of a Voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the Shores of the Mediterranean,
Dublin : 1852Although described on the title page as the second edition "enlarged and revised", this a one-volume edition following a two-volume second edition of 1844. The first was published in 1840. The cruise undertaken by Oscar Wilde's father as medical assistant to Glasgow magnate Robert Meiklam, was to "absent himself temporarily from Dublin for either reasons... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122917
SWINBURNE, Henry. Travels in the Two Sicilies … in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.
London : 1783-5First edition. Scion of an old Catholic family, Swinburne was educated "at the monastic seminary at Lacelle, France, the University of Paris, Bordeaux, and finally the Royal Academy in Turin, where he developed a keen interest in the arts" (ODNB). By 1763 he had inherited the family estates following the death of his older brother, and, now financially... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 65638
MARIANA, Juan de. The General History of Spain.
London : 1699First edition in English, and still the only complete edition, of "the standard work on Spanish history up to the 18th century which does not merely report events in lucid chronological order and with admirable objectivity, but includes analyses of the mechanisms of princely power" (Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 93999
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition.
Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
SWINBURNE, Henry. Travels through Spain, in the Years 1775 and 1776.
London : 1779First edition. Freed by a large inheritance in 1763, Swinburne spent much of his life in travelling. In the present work "an exact investigation of the soil, cultivation, government, commerce, and manners of Spain, was to be the grand primary object; but what I was more confident of my strength in, and what I own I found more suitable to my inclinations,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 113578
BUCKINGHAM, James Silk. France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, the Tyrol and Bavaria.
London : 1848First edition of the second part of Buckingham's typically informative travelogue based on his extensive European tour 1846-8, the greater part of which is inevitably taken up with his time in Italy. Well preserved in the attractive publisher's cloth, engraved Fasque bookplates of the Gladstone family to both pastedowns: Fasque was "the Scottish house... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140771
WETZEL, Johann Jakob. Voyage pittoresque au Lac de Garda ou Benaco.
Zurich : 1824First edition of this rare suite of plates with superb contemporary hand-colouring, executed with enormous subtlety and exhibiting a beautiful gradation of tone. Wetzel (1781-1834) was one of the leading Swiss landscape painters of the Romantic era, the popularity of whose work meant that a "whole staff of aquatint engravers was employed in imitating... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 111172
MARLIANI, Bartolomeo. Urbis Romae topographia.
Rome & Basel : 1544 & 1543First illustrated edition, second issue (with woodcut device on title page) of Marliani's Urbis Romae topographia, one of the most celebrated early guides to Rome, illustrated with superb engravings of the city's most important sites. The important folding map cut by the calligrapher and wood engraver Giovanni Battista Palatino, probably designed by... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 130002
EDWARDS, George Wharton. Spain.
Philadelphia : 1926First edition, presentation copy to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Respectfully Autographed and inscribed by The Author George Wharton Edwards to S. E. Benito Mussolini in Rome, March 28th 1928".
The American impressionist painted George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) collects here in a handsome... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 145828
DILLON, John Talbot. Travels Through Spain,
London : 1782Second London edition, third overall, of Dillon's earliest work which was first published in 1780 in London, and the following year in Dublin.
John Talbot Dillon (1734-1806) was a traveller and historian. He was also "clearly proud to be a baron of the Holy Roman empirea title conferred on his father, Francis, and passed down on his death in... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 133535
PRESUHN, Emil. Pompeji: die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881 für Kunst-und-Alterhumfreunde.
Leipzig : 1881Second edition, improved and enlarged, of this superbly illustrated and important study; first published in 1878 and again in 1882. Scarce, one copy only among British and Irish institutional libraries (V&A); WorldCat adds just three more (Strasbourg, Erlangen, Sachsiche Landesbibliothek).
The German archaeologist Emil Presuhn (1844-1881), described... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129881
DOUGLAS, Norman. Fabio Giordano's Relation of Capri.
Naples : 1906First edition, sole printing, one of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Oscar Wilde's second son, "Vyvyan Holland from Norman Douglas, 11 July 1930". This work "consists of an account of Fabio Giordano and his Historia Napolitana, from which Douglas here edits and prints for the first time De Capreis Insula" (Woolf). Douglas, whose... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140355
BRYDONE, Patrick. A Tour Through Sicily and Malta.
London : 1773First edition. "During the summer of 1770 Brydone travelled from Naples to Sicily and Malta in the company of the seventeen-year-old William Fullarton (later colonel and commissioner of Trinidad), a friend named Glover, and several servants. At this time Sicily was virtually unknown to British travellers. Brydone's record of the journey was published... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 142419
MOORE, John. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:
London : 1781First edition. Handsome set of this highly-finished and popular Grand Tour memoir based on Moore's travels as tutor to the eighth duke of Hamilton. A pretty contemporary binding in excellent state, and an noble provenance.
Moore was trained in medicine at Glasgow, attended Hunter's lectures on anatomy in London, and studied surgery in Paris under... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139632