Lot 385: Brydone's Tour Through Sicily and Malta in 1770s

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Lot 385: Author: Brydone, P[atrick]; Title: A Tour Through Sicily and Malta. In a series of letters to William Beckford; Place Published: London; Publisher: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell; Date Published: 1774; Description: Two volumes. [iii]-xvi, 373, [3] ad; [iii]-xi, [1], 355 pp. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5 ¼") period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces. Second Edition.Entertaining letters from a member of the Royal Society, with descriptions of the Mafia-like Sicilian banditti. Condition: Some wear and tear to binding, mostly to spines; hinges starting to crack; browning and foxing at beginning and end of both volumes but interior text is lighter and cleaner; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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