TOUR THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF THE KINGDOM OF NAPLES. To Which is Subjoined a Sketch of the Immediate Circumstances Attending the Late Revolution

(London: For Rodwell and Martin, 1821).

AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME AND CLEAN COPY OF CRAVEN'S BEST WORK, beautifully embellished with fine engraved plates from his own sketches. The author traveled extensively in Italy, and was especially familiar with Naples and Milan. He first went to Naples as a Chamberlain to Caroline, Princess of Wales but later resided permanently in Italy, near Salerno, where he entertained esteemed acquaintances such as William Gell and Lady Blessington. He was a member of the Society of Dilettanti and is buried at the English Cemetery in Naples. He is considered the last of the triumvirate of British literati, scholars, and gentlemen who resided in Italy for many years in the closest bonds of friendship, the others being Sir William Drummond and Sir William Gell. Item #30091

First Edition, with the provenance of Lawrence Ambrose Waldron; MP, representing the Irish Parliamentary Party, for Dublin St Stephen's Green, from 21 March 1904 to 15 January 1910. With a fine engraved map and 13 plates engraved by Charles Heath from drawings by the author. 4to, in contemporary three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spine with handsome raised bands gilt trimmed and ruled, gilt lettering in two compartments and addition gilt at the head and tail, the back and corner-pieces gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. xi, [1], 449 pp. An especially bright and handsome copy, the text is very clean and fresh, the plates with far, far less then the typical toning and spotting common to them, in many cases the plates are perfectly free of it. The binding very attractive and well preserved with only a touch of minor rubbing.

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