INGLIS, Henry D.

The Tyrol; with a Glance at Bavaria.

London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Co., 1833 Stock Code: 141121
£400.00

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First edition, decidedly uncommon thus, and this a very pretty copy. Born in Edinburgh, Inglis (17951835) was "educated for commercial life, but, finding it uncongenial, turned to travel writing" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Europe, publishing on Scandinavia, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and Spain, his books meeting "with commercial and critical success". Here he devotes half of volume II to the Tyrolean Rebellion of 1809 against the occupation by French and Bavarian troops, which was led by the romantic figure of Andreas Hofer "a man of strict integrity; and of unimpeachable morals In his personal appearance, Hofer was of herculean make".

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Description

2 volumes, duodecimo (185 x 110 mm). Contemporary half calf, smooth spines divided by paired gilt fillets and oblique serrated rolls, decorated with octagonal motifs closed by foliate finials, dark brown labels, Spanish pattern marbled sides and endpapers, sanguine speckled edges. Housed in a custom brown cloth solander box.

Condition

Imposing late 19th century armorial bookplate of Serjeantson of Hanlith, North Yorkshire. Spines sunned, superficial elongated crack to spine of vol. II, a little wear to corners, sides lightly rubbed, but a very good set, complete with half-titles.

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