Letters about Spain or Essay on the walls and literature of this kingdom. Preceded by an eulogy of the author, and followed by a précis on the judicial forms of the Inquisition; Augmented with a Spanish anecdote and fugitive pieces by Mme Fanny de Beauharnais. Paris, Chez Briand, 1810. 2 volumes in-8 (2 ff., xx - 351 pp. // 2 ff., 372 pp.), havana half calf, smooth spines decorated with gilt fillets, marbled edges (contemporary binding). Accident p. 208, a few freckles. The author was a member of the Masonic lodge of the Nine Sisters where he was very active, he was also a fervent admirer of Voltaire. Second edition including the description of a bull race (pp. 120-126), and a letter from Ibarra, (famous Spanish printer) on the art of printing. Pertus p 289, Palau 129530. joint: LANTIER (E.F. de). Trip to Spain of the Knight Saint Gervais and the various events of his journey. Paris, at Arthus-Bertrand, 1809. 2 volumes in 2 volumes (XIV-464 and 415 pp.) half leather of russian carmine, decorated smooth spines. in-8° (contemporary binding). Very complete errata leaf at the end of each volume. Original edition illustrated with a portrait of the author and 2 plates engraved in intaglio. Description of "las corridas de novillos" pp. 248-250 of volume II. Pertus, 297. Nice copy.
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