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BELL, John. Observations on Italy.

Naples. Printed by Fibreno, 1840.
8vo. Two volumes bound as one. xx, 202, [2]; [2], 260pp, [2]. With two errata leaves. Contemporary (original?) gilt-tooled vellum. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Recent inked annotation to Vol. I title, occasional light spotting/dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to verso of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Mrs. Taylor / with every sentiment / of regard and esteem / from the Editor / Naples / Feb. 1844'.
A revised and extended, Neapolitan-printed edition of Scottish surgeon and anatomist John Bell's (1763-1820) Italian tour, first printed at Edinburgh in 1825. This edition, a reissue of the second edition published by Fibreno in 1834, retains the additional chapters 'taken from the M.SS. of the Author' first included in the previous printing and the 'valuable notes' extracted from the Italian translation of the work.

COPAC records a single copy of this issue (NLS); OCLC adds Carolina, Toronto, and Trinity College Connecticut. The copy held at Toronto calls for an indeterminate number of plates, though these would appear to be extra-illustrations, as no other copies, nor indeed editions printed in Italy, were illustrated
£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 20895