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SUPPLEMENT TO "VACATION RAMBLES," CONSISTING OF RECOLLECTIONS OF A TOUR THROUGH FRANCE, TO ITALY, AND HOMEWARD BY SWITZERLAND, IN THE VACATION OF 1846 T.N. Talfourd 1854 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Talfourd, T.N. (Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd)
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London, 1854, 1st edition. 264 pp, 5 illustrations. Title on cover and spine is: 'Rambles in France Italy and Switzerland.' AEG. Blue Hardcover with embossed decoration and pebbled texture, with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and cover. Slight foxing on first and last pages. Near Fine condition.

A rare book of pre-Golden Age observations of Mont Blanc and the Alps. Listed in Meckly MONT BLANC: THE EARLY YEARS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, item 196, "Talfourd. Pages 256-164 contain a description of the author's return to Chamonix."

Excerpt from Supplement to Vacation Rambles: "Consisting of Recollections of a Tour Through France, to Italy, and Homeward by Switzerland, in the Vacation of 1846 Sensations on awaking at Paris - Historical associations suggested by objects in sight - Visit to the Louvre Elaborate ugliness of the artists - Clarissa. Harlowe at the Gymnase - Service at Notre Dame - Visit to the water-playing at St. Cloud - A day at Versailles Visit to the Hospital of Invalids - An old soldier's funeral - The Pere 1a Chaise - The Avare at the Theatre Francaise - Departure by diligence for Italy."

Talfourd was an English judge, politician and author.



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