Lot 500: Smollett's Travels Through France and Italy

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2016-01-13 11:47:31


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Lot 500: Author: Smollett, T.; Title: Travels Through France and Italy; Place Published: London; Publisher: R. Baldwin; Date Published: 1766; Description: Two volumes. 372; 296 pp. (8vo) period calf, raised bands and morocco labels on spines. Second Edition.These volumes contain the Scottish author's observations on character, customs, religion, government, police, commerce, arts, antiquities, climate, and more. Smollett's novels influenced authors such as Orwell and Dickens. Condition: Wear and tear to bindings; hinges cracked (covers starting to detach); front free endpaper of Vol. II detached, bookplates on pastedowns, some foxing and darkening of pages; good to very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $200-300
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