LOT 630

[Portugal] Voyage en Portugal a travers les provinces d'entre-Douro et Minho, de Beira,

d'Estramadure et d'Alenteju, dans les années 1789 et 1790; Contenant des Observations sur les Moeurs, les Usages, le Commerce, les Édifices publica, les Arts, les Antiquités, etc. de ce Royaume. Traduits de l'Anglais de Jacques Murphy, architecte. Paris, Denné Jeune/ Poisson, 1797, 2 volumes, XVI218; VIII,290 p., with large folding, engraved plan of Lissabon and another 22 plates (city views, costumes, examples of old writing, antiquities, etc.), contemporary uniform marbled calf, gilt back with 2 contrasting morocco title shields.

First quire volume 1 misbound and several plates incorrectly numbered, but complete; volume 1 with wear to spine ends. Lovely copy. The first edition under the title of Travels in Portugal by Irish architect and antiquarian James Cavanah Murhy (1760-1814) appeared in 1795.

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