Memoirs of The Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna;…

WRAXALL, Nathaniel William (1751-1831).

Memoirs of The Courts of Berlin, Dresden, Warsaw, and Vienna; In the Years 1777, 1778, and 1779. 1800, Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, For T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, Strand, London.

Second edition. Two volumes, 8vo (225 x 150 mm), pp. [xii], 418; [iii]-xii, 506, [2] advertisements, uncut throughout, in the original blue boards with white paper spine, considerably chipped, the first volume missing much of the paper covering, spines lettered and numbered in manuscript (only partly still present) worn at extremeties, with a bookseller’s label attached to inner side of cover-board: ‘Sold by Booth, Bookseller, Binder & Stationer, Duke Street, Portland Place, London.’

An attractive, unsophisticated copy of Wraxall’s account of his travels in and around Germany, undertaken in 1778. Born in Bristol, Wraxall joined the East India Company in 1769 and was an important figure in the financing of the expeditions against Gujarat and Baroche in 1771. After his return to England, he spent much of his time travelling around Europe and wrote a number of successful travelogues and guides to Europe, such as the present.

ESTC t83561; Bibliografia polska, p.164.

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