MARQUIS DE VERMONT; Sir Charles Darnley. London and Paris, or Comparative Sketches. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1823.
8vo, Modern binding of calf-backed marbled boards; five raised bands ruled in gilt; contrasting b lack leather label gilt; marbled edges; pp. [vii], vi-xvi, [i], 2-293, [i]; some light offsetting to p.80-83, the odd mark, upper edge slightly darkened; else an exceptionally clean copy, near-fine.
First edition in book form. Previously published in The European Magazine.
An examination and comparision of these two Capital Cities, expounded in a series of letters between Sir Charles Darnley and the Marquis of Vermont, both pseudonyms. Amongst the subjects discussed are the 'Tyrrany of Fashion in London', fancy balls, contradictions in English Manners, and general dislike of the English.