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Alps.- Altmann (Johann Georg) L'Etat et les Delices de
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Alps.- Altmann (Johann Georg, editor) L'Etat et les Delices de la Suisse, 4 vol., folding engraved frontispiece, titles in red and black, the first with engraved vignette, 9 folding engraved maps and 70 plates, 53 folding, Robert Southey's copy with his neat ink inscription "Robert Southey Paris 20 May 1817" in ink at foot of title to vol.1, several plates from vol.3 bound in vol.2, first map in vol.1 torn & repaired and frayed at fore-edge, first few leaves of vol.2 with light water-staining to lower margin slightly affecting first two maps, one or two tears repaired, one plate reinforced at inner margin, modern panelled calf, morocco labels, [Perret 3814], 12mo, Amsterdam, Wetsteins & Smith, 1730.


⁂ Compiled by Altmann from two books published in 1714: Abraham Ruchat's Delices de la Suisse and Abraham Stanyan's An Account of Switzerland.
Robert Southey (1774-1843), Romantic poet, who was travelling on the Continent in 1817 and in Paris met Annette Vallon and her daughter (the child of William Wordsworth). Southey left Paris on 21st May, the day after he bought this book. Following his death it was part of lot 812 in the sale of Southey's books in May 1844.
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Alps.- Altmann (Johann Georg) L'Etat et les Delices de

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Alps.- Altmann (Johann Georg, editor) L'Etat et les Delices de la Suisse, 4 vol., folding engraved frontispiece, titles in red and black, the first with engraved vignette, 9 folding engraved maps and 70 plates, 53 folding, Robert Southey's copy with his neat ink inscription "Robert Southey Paris 20 May 1817" in ink at foot of title to vol.1, several plates from vol.3 bound in vol.2, first map in vol.1 torn & repaired and frayed at fore-edge, first few leaves of vol.2 with light water-staining to lower margin slightly affecting first two maps, one or two tears repaired, one plate reinforced at inner margin, modern panelled calf, morocco labels, [Perret 3814], 12mo, Amsterdam, Wetsteins & Smith, 1730.


⁂ Compiled by Altmann from two books published in 1714: Abraham Ruchat's Delices de la Suisse and Abraham Stanyan's An Account of Switzerland.
Robert Southey (1774-1843), Romantic poet, who was travelling on the Continent in 1817 and in Paris met Annette Vallon and her daughter (the child of William Wordsworth). Southey left Paris on 21st May, the day after he bought this book. Following his death it was part of lot 812 in the sale of Southey's books in May 1844.
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