1808. Item #77148
CHAPELLE, Claude-Emmanuel Lullier, et al. VOYAGES EN FRANCE. Paris, Joseph Chaumerot, 1808. Four 12mo volumes. Among the numerous authors whose accounts of French journeys are collected here are Bachaumont, Pompignon, Flechier, Desmahis, Racine, Voltaire, LaFontaine, Marmontel, Lefranc de Pompignon, Beranger, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Hamilton. Illustrated with 28 fine little engravings by Gaucher, Pauquet, Villerey, Bovinet et al. after Lemire et Marillier, Fragonard fils, LeBrun and others. (Title-pages offer conflicting numbers as to the total amount of plates: Vols. 1 & 2 call for 32; vols. 3 & 4 call for 36. This copy has 28.) These show French scenes, including Roman monuments, local festivals and customs, author portraits, etc. A delightful collection of French travel writings, charmingly illustrated. Green morocco, quite worn and dried out, rebacked in cloth, two outer hinges starting, with library markings.