Lot 108 of 312:
Travels in France on the eve of Revolution  

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$200 - $300

Title:
Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789, undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the cultivation, wealth, resources, and national prosperity, of the kingdom of France: to which is added the register of a tour into Spain
Author:
Young, Arthur
Place:
Dublin
Publisher:
R. Cross, et al
Date:
1793
Description:

2 volumes. [2], xvi, 681; [2], 571, [3] pp. Engraved frontispiece folding maps with a  hand-colored map of the soil of France after title page in Volume II. (8vo) 20.5x13 cm (8x5¼"), period tree calf, rebacked with original spine labels retained. First Irish Edition.

The author was member of a number of learned societies in Ireland, England and on the continent. Between 1787 and 1790 Young made three lengthy visits to France, Catalonia, and northern Italy, which resulted in this very interesting and historically valuable book.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Bindings worn and reworn, front boards detached from both volumes, rear board detached from Volume II as well, chips and rubbing to spines and edges; mild rippling to pages, some toning; about very good.
 
Item number:
303639a
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