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Travels Through Italy In the Years 1805 and 1805

By Augustus Von Kotzebue

1807

Richard Phillips : London

6.5" by 4.5"

xix, [1], 279; xvi, 300; xii, 263; xvi, 331pp

 

 

 

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An English translation of Augustus Von Kotzebue's fascinating travel journal regarding his experiences in Italy.

A new edition of this work, revised. Complete in four volumes. First published in English a year earlier, in 1806. The work was originally published in German as 'Erinnerungen von einer Reise aus Liefland nach Rom und Neapel' in 1805. Augustus Von Kotzebue was a German dramatist and author, who also worked as a consul in both Russia and Germany. Kotzebue was an extremely prolific author, writing many novels, historical works, travel works and plays in his lifetime, to varying degrees of success. In 1790 he anonymously published an extremely controversial work attacking Berlin's part of The Enlightenment which, when the true authorship was discovered, gained Kotzebue a reputation for dishonesty that continued with him for the rest of his career. Kotzebue was eventually assassinated by Karl Ludwig Sand, a liberal theology student, in protest against his anti liberal views. His assassination was subsequently used as ammunition for greater restrictions on universities and the press. Von Kotzebue also wrote 'Travels in Siberia and France' and 'Travels from Berlin to Paris'.

CONDITION

In half calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Small amount of loss to the spine labels. A little loss to the paper at the front board of volume I. Loss to the head of front endpaper to volumes II and III. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright. Scattered spots to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, just the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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