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[NAVAL OFFICER].. A Cruise; or, Three Months on the Continent. By a Naval Officer.1818

London: Printed for Law and Whittaker, First edition, 8vo (220 x 135 mm), iv, 129, [1]pp., 4 hand-coloured engraved plates (frontispiece entitled View of the Ariel Mountains, commonly call'd French Mountains), title-page a little browned and spotted, cont. half calf, patterned paper boards. One of the earliest accounts and illustrations of a roller coaster in an English book. The author starts his continental tour during the Summer of 1817 at Ostend and continues to Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Delft, Lyden, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Paris, and places in between. Provenance: Ownership signature of Charles Wright; bookplate of John Evan Bedford. Abbey, Travel, 18.

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