London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1781. Hardcover. Second edition of this interesting account by the author of his observations and experiences in Italy, told through a series of letters. John Moore (1729 – 1802) was a Scottish physician and travel author. He also edited the works of Tobias Smollett. From 1769 to 1778 he accompanied the Duke of Hamilton on a Grand Tour of Europe. On his return he took up residence in London. This book was written based on his experiences on that tour. Bound by Riviere & Son in full brown leather with gilt decorated rulings to covers and ornate spine decorations and titling labels. Leather is scuffed, stained. rubbed, and bumped. Spines are faded, with title labels missing, and spine piece to Volume Front cover of Volume I is almost detached and rear joint is cracked. Front cover to Volume II is cracked and rear joint is tender. Offsetting to pastedowns and free endpapers. The text has scattered light browning and spotting but the text is quite legible throughout. Ownership signature on title pages and of St. Paul's Working Men's Club Carlisle on ffep. Still a nice copy despite noted flaws. Measures 5 x 8 inches. Volume I: 518 +  pages; Volume II: 502 +  pages. Good +.
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London: Robert Jennings and William Chapman, 1831. Hardcover. Published in the Jennings Landscape Annual for 1831. With 26 beautiful engraved b&w plates taken from the drawings of the famed watercolor artist Samuel Prout. Bound in the publisher's green leather with gilt titling to spine. Covers are rubbed, scuffed, and bumped. Spine is torn at the top and hinges are cracked. All edges gilt. Ffep has tear at bottom of page. Text is generally clean with some offsetting by plates to their tissue guards. A nice copy in very good condition. Octavo. 271 pages. TRAVEL/040722. Very Good.