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Viaggio di Samuele Holmes alla China e in Tartaria Esiguito negli Anni 1792 e 1793 [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana]

Samuel Holmes.

Published by Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp., Milano, 1817
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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12mo. (18 by 11 cm.) 276 pp. plus five hand-colored plates. This is the first Italian version of Holmes travels to China and it is actually based on the French translation made by Le Vaillant! The plates are quite interesting and lovely, including one of a barge, one of a pagoda, and another of the audience hall of the Imperial Palace. The leaves have a nice rag content and are thus quite clean, even uncommonly so, compared to most Italian publications of the early nineteenth century. The work is complete as of itself; it is a part of a larger series of travel journals translated into Italian at the time. In this series, this book constitutes Tomo XLIV. This copy has the original wraps. These have creases and soiling. Still, they can be regarded as well-preserved and of interest from the perspective of publishing practices of the era. Bookseller Inventory # 002311

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Title: Viaggio di Samuele Holmes alla China e in ...

Publisher: Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp., Milano

Publication Date: 1817

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition thus.

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