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Travels in Italy: Exhibiting A View of Society and Manners in That Country. With Anecdotes Relating to Eminent Characters

INVENTORY #103968

Travels in Italy: Exhibiting A View of Society and Manners in That Country. With Anecdotes Relating to Eminent Characters

MOORE, John

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The author describes his journey as well as visits to Venice (Island of Murano glass factory, St. Mark's Square, origins of Venice, gondoleers), Padua, Ferrara, Bologna, Ancona, Loretto, Rome (St. Peter's, Pantheon, Coliseum, Via Sacra, Tarpean Rock, Trajan's Column, being presented to the Pope, Roman women compared to those in England), Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Florence, Modena, Parma, Milan. Also interspersed with reflections on foreign travel, effect of the climate on the constitution of nuns, state of the common people, observations on pulmonary consumption, etc. Still legible and entertaining. Contents at rear.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: W. Sommerville et al
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1811
  • Place Published: Glasgow
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    610, v p. 21 cm. Fold-out map at front. Half leather with marbled boards. Leather worn or peeling off most corners. Chip at spine head. Stained front board has affected front endpapers. Ink stamps of former owner on front free endpaper and title page. Ink date on front free. Pages 353-357 jutting out a bit. Some light spotting but overall the text block is clean and neat.

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