CRAVEN, Richard Keppel. A Tour Through The Southern Provinces of The Kingdom of Naples ... To Which is Subjoined A Sketch of The Immediate Circumstances Attending The Late Revolution. London, for Rodwell And Martin, 1821.
4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked; pp. xi, 449, 14 engraved plates (including one map, one plate bound as frontispiece and foxed due to offsetting from endpapers), other plates only lightly and mainly marginally spotted, a good copy from the Charles Benson collection, contemporary gilt-stamped armorial bookplate on vellum, Lansdowne, inside front cover.
First edition. A highly attractive copy of Craven's tour of southern Italy in 1818. The illustrations are after original drawings and watercolours by the author. The appendix was added by the editor, who having been entrusted with the author's notes and journal, deemed it appropriate to add Craven's account of the revolution in Calabria in 1820. It had never been Craven's intention to include the account, but the editor thought it necessary to provide the public with the only published account of the revolution.