First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Item #045534
In contemporary plain boards, worn but sound. Old signature to front endpaper, small marginal repair to first numbered text leaf, scattered light browning. xvi, 286, (1)pp.
More a novel than travel book, Fleuriot uses the frame of a travel memoir to attack the old institutions of Spain and Europe. An important enlightenment work, it drew the ire of Charles III and was banned - which only increased its popularity; six editions were published by 1803. Jefferson and Franklin's libraries each had a copy - the first edition is rare. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045534.