1738 1st ed Voyages Switzerland Swiss Alps Spas Illustrated City Views GAMBLING

MERVEILLEUX, David François de

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A rare, first edition geography manual from the 18th-century. This book is a fine view into the Rhine Valley and Swiss Alps, offering illustrated city views of quaint towns along the river. More than just towns however, is an account of Bad Schwalbach, a well-known spa that included…GAMBLING!

“up to 30 tables with various games, among which there were faro tables, from a 10-shilling deal to a handful of gold without limit!” (Zollinger, 50)

While this work is mainly a topographical account of central Europe, the author also disguises it as a satirical view of the reign of Count Palatine. According to Barbier, this book is attributed to Merveilleux, however, the actual author is Pierre-Joseph de la Pimpie Solignac.

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1738 1st ed Voyages Switzerland Swiss Alps Spas Illustrated City Views GAMBLING

 

A rare, first edition geography manual from the 18th-century. This book is a fine view into the Rhine Valley and Swiss Alps, offering illustrated city views of quaint towns along the river. More than just towns however, is an account of Bad Schwalbach, a well-known spa that included…GAMBLING!

“up to 30 tables with various games, among which there were faro tables, from a 10-shilling deal to a handful of gold without limit!” (Zollinger, 50)

While this work is mainly a topographical account of central Europe, the author also disguises it as a satirical view of the reign of Count Palatine. According to Barbier, this book is attributed to Merveilleux, however, the actual author is Pierre-Joseph de la Pimpie Solignac.

 

Item number: #846

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MERVEILLEUX, David François de

 

Amusemens des eaux de Schwalbach, des bains de Wisbaden et de Schlangenbach : avec deux rélations curieuses : l’une de la Nouvelle Jerusalem, et l’autre d’une partie de la Tartarie independente

 

A Liege: Chez Everard Kints, M.DCC.XXXVIII. [1738]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 320
    • 4 illustrations
      • Map of New Jerusalem
      • Map of Countries under the Prince of New Jerusalem
      • Mount Payen
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • References: Barbier I-158; Zollinger, Random Riches
    • Language: French
    • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16cm x 10.5cm)

 

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Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

MERVEILLEUX, David François de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete