A Tour through Sicily and Malta. by BRYDONE, Patrick (1746-1818).

BRYDONE, Patrick (1746-1818).

A Tour through Sicily and Malta. In a Series of Letters to William Beckford, Esq. of Somerly in Suffolk; from P. Brydone, F.R.S. A New Edition. London, T. Cadell, 1806.

New Edition. 8vo (206 x 128 mm), engraved folding map as frontispiece and pp. xii, 389, scattered foxing becoming quite pronounced in some gatherings, in contemporary mottled calf, spine worn and chipped at head and foot, wanting the label, front joint cracking.

A popular travel account first published in 1773. After leaving St. Andrews University, Brydone went abroad as a tutor and travelling companion to William Beckford of Somerley, cousin of the more famous Wiliam Beckford, and two other gentlemen. The present journal is the record of his visit to the islands of Sicily and Malta. It captured the public imagination and was extraordinarily popular, running to numerous editions well into the nineteenth century.

See Cox I, 142.

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