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Author: Virginian [pseudonym]
Title: The American Wanderer, Through Various Parts of Europe, in a Series of Letters to a Lady, (Interspersed with a Variety of Interesting Anecdotes)
Place Published: London
Publisher:J. Robson
Date Published: 1783
Description:


xvi, 422 pp. (8vo) 20.6x12 cm (8x4¾”), quarter leather over marbled boards matching marble endpapers and edges; gilt spine titles and decorations.



The author, styling himself a Virginian, writes of his European travels during 1776-77.  He seems to have paid particular attention to French and British ladies, even noting such delicate things as French ladies' legs and feet.  He likes Paris palaces better than those in London, and seems to be a Francophile through and through, citing the French predilection for learned men.  Scarce.

Condition

Spine gilt faded; edges worn; front hinge cracked; very good.

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A Virginian in Europe

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 23, 2018
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