Tour through some of the Northern Parts of Europe, by…

WRAXALL, Nathaniel William (1751-1831).

Tour through some of the Northern Parts of Europe, particularly Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Petersburgh. In a series of Letters. London, T. Cadell, 1775.

Second Edition. 8vo, pp. [iv], 411, [1], with a folding map of northern Europe, repaired on verso, slightly browned and foxed, edges dusty, marginal traces of adhesive from original binding to first and last leaves, some light browning, in twentieth century paper boards, lettered label on spine.

The second corrected edition of Wraxall’s epistolary account of his travels through Scandinavia and Russia in 1774-1775, first published as Cursory Remarks made in a Tour through some of the Northern parts of Europe, London 1775. After serving in the East India Company, Wraxall toured the Baltic territories where he met several leading figures exiled after the deposition of Queen Caroline Matilda, George III’s sister. Some of the letters published here, touching on politics as well as everyday life, were written in Riga, St. Petersburg and Danzig.

ESTC n26224.

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