Sketches of the natural, civil, and political state of Swisserland; in a series of letters to ...

Sketches of the natural, civil, and political state of Swisserland; in a series of letters to William Melmoth . second edition.

Coxe, William.

Published by J. Dodsley, London, 1780
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Second edition, following the first of the previous year: Swiss travelogue, incorporating contemporary political analysis and a bit of discussion of Protestant vs. Catholic religious observances alongside the descriptions of natural beauties. The author was a historian who served as tutor to the sons of the Duke of Marlborough and the Earl of Pembroke, as well as travelling companion to Lord Herbert, Lord Brome, and various other noblemen; he published several works recounting his tours through Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). viii, 474, [2] pp. ESTC T160087; Brunet, II, 399. On Coxe, see: Dictionary of National Biography. Contemporary half morocco with marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; leather a bit scuffed over corners and extremities. Front pastedown with institutional rubber-stamp (no other markings). Light to moderate foxing throughout (nothing worse). Bookseller Inventory # 19364

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Title: Sketches of the natural, civil, and ...

Publisher: J. Dodsley, London

Publication Date: 1780

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