TRAVELS THROUGH SICILY AND THE LIPARI ISLANDS, IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1824. BY A NAVAL OFFICER
London: T. Flint, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") bound in later calf and marbled boards with new endpapers and a gilt-lettered and decorated spine; xvi, 367 pages. Illustrated with a lithographed frontispiece, bound after the title page here, and 11 plates, including 4 hand-colored costume plates, by Louis Haghe. A scarce title that rarely comes up for sale. Slight worming in the gutter of some leaves and the outer margin of one plate, not affecting the text. Foxing, mostly moderate, heaviest to title page and a few plates. Binding solid with some rubbing to the hinges and spine tips. Very Good. Item #018487
Abbey, Travel, 265: "This was probably Louis Haghe's first work in England, done at the age of twenty-one."