Very Good. 12mo. 3 volume set. Hardcover. Bound in contemporary leather. Early speckled calf, ribbed gilt-decorated spines, red morocco labels, edges marbled. Bindings moderately worn, contents very good condition. Includes several lovely fold out pages of antiquities and places of interest. Of Protestant heritage, Maximilien Mission fled France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1683. Mission's Voyage to Italy was written from his experience during his Grand Tour of Europe. Mission's guide describes 18th century Italy's notable cities, sites, and antiquities. His book serves as an excellent first-hand account of the period and presents lively details about his travels.
, covers rubbed at edges, spine ends and edges chipped, few cracks to joints, front boards a little sprung, pages and plates are generally clean, Florence plate is loose in vol 2, books in good condition. Hardback. 3 uniform volumes, , 339, ; 356, ; & , 3-414,  pages, each with 'table des matieres' at the rear, 121 plates (some folding) throughout the vols, including approx 44 extra plates, vol I with previous owner's inscription leaf bound in at the front (dated 1707), text in French. 12mo, 16 x 10 cm.
Nouveau voyage d'Italie : avec un mémoire contenant des avis utiles à ceux qui voudront faire le mesme voyage.
by Maximilien Misson, Marian S. Carson Collection (Library of Congress)
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