A Classical Tour Though Italy An. MDCCCII
Four volumes, bound in full vellum (1818)
Fourth edition. Four volumes (complete). Hardback, bound in full vellum, each with five raised bands, contrasting leather title labels and gilt decoration to spine. Each measures 19.5 × 11.5cm, vol1 : xxiv +486pp, vol 2: 508pp with 10 plans of churches (2 of which are folding), vol 3: 629pp + folding plan of Pompei, vol 4: 512pp.
All four copies have the bookplate and ownership signature of Baron Newborough (either Thomas John Wynn, 2nd Baron or Spencer Bulkeley Wynn, 3rd Baron, both sons of Thomas Wynn, 1st Baron Newborough of Glynllifon, and Maria Stella Petronilla)
John Chetwode Eustace was an Anglo-Irish Catholic priest and antiquary. In 1802 he travelled through Italy with three pupils (he taught as well as being chaplain to Sir William Jerningham at Costessey), John Cust (grandson of John Cust, Lord Brownlow), Robert Rushbroke, and Philip Roche and during this tour he kept a journal. It was first published in 1813 and brought Eustace some literary fame. He returned to Italy in 1815 but contracted malaria at Naples and died there.
An attractive set. The books are dusted to the pages' top edge and the vellum has the normal surface wear and age-toning for its age. The upper board of volume four has some spotted foxing. Light bumping to corners. Each volumes carries Newborough's bookplate and signature, as well as a modern signature. Volume one has a few small marginal pencil ticks to the first 50 pages or so but these are inoffensive. All plates are present, the church plans in very good order, the Pompeii plan has been folded rather carelessly. Minor and occasional spotting through all books but on the whole a well-preserved set.Sold