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As a historian of his birthplace, Migliore celebrates the grandeur of Florence in this elegant guidebook.

On label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Johann Reinhold Forster, L.L.D, F.R.S., F.A.S. 1729-1798. Johann Georg Adam Forster, M.D., 1754-1794. Father & son. Accompanied Cook on his second voyage. Conjointly wrote Observations &c on the voyage & its…

Although the tower of Pisa was already leaning by its completion date in 1370, not all seventeenth-century pictures show the slant as clearly as this one. From a family of booksellers, engravers, typographers and cartographers, Pietro Bertelli drew…

While Boswell's impressive volume is more historical and topographical than Gilpin or Combe, his title reveals the emphasis readers and publishers placed on the 'views'. The 'pleasing effect' of St. Michael's Mount and its 'agreeable' situation with…

By the second half of the eighteenth century, the grand tour had been so frequently recounted that Boswell and Brydone both sought more remote corners of Italy. Boswell's usual irrepressible enthusiasm and undaunted effrontery secured him the…

Label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Admiral Lord Edward Hawke, 1705-1781. First Lord of the Admiralty, after whom Capt Cook named Hawke’s Bay. T.M. Hocken.

Although Millenium Hall is fictional, the title-page presents it as a domestic tour, and the explicitly 'improving' aim of the work is not out of keeping with other travels of its day. John Newbery, to whom Scott dedicates her book, was the first…

John Evelyn was born in Wotton, Surrey, in 1620. He spent most of his early life in Lewes, Sussex. After being educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he spent several years travelling in Europe. Evelyn was a supporter of Charles I and after the King's…

This book on the buildings and ruins of Rome by the 17th century artist and engraver, Giovanni Maggi, is typical of the works by which the ruins of antiquity became known outside Italy through that century. The remnant of the Temple of Jupiter Stator…

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