Observations on the present state of Denmark, Russia, and Switzerland: in a series of letters

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Year: 1784

Publisher: Printed for T. Cadell

Place: London

Description:

xvi+423+[16 ad] pages with the often missing half title. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5") bound in period full calf with red morocco label with gilt lettering. (Goldsmiths-Kress 12550) First edition.

Describes the anonymous author's journeys between 1777 and 1782. About half the text details his time in Switzerland. Interesting travel and observation of the discursive and anecdotal sort, ranging from explication of Russian exports and customhouses to the superstitions of Swiss shepherds to the publication of letters by Rousseau. The author was a keen observer of the economics and agriculture of the places he visited.

Condition:

Corners bumped and rubbed, exterior hinges tender, some scuffing to the spine else about very good.


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