WOLFF, Jens. Sketches and Observations taken on a Tour through a part of the South of Europe. London. Printed by W.Wilson, 1801.
Large 4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked; pp. xii (including engraved title with vignette), 251, engraved head- and tailpiece; corners with wear, title spotted and foxed, a little sporadic spotting to text, otherwise clean and with wide margins, text printed on high-quality paper; provenance: from Sion College Library with their contemporary bookplate, later part of the Charles Benson collection.
Scarce privately published first edition of this travelogue written by the Anglo-Danish shipbroker, merchant, and collector who served as the Danish Consul, Jens Wolff (1767-1845). The young author had travelled together with Mr. Noring, secretary to the Swedish Minister at the British Court, from Falmouth to Lisbon, through Portugal into Spain, across the Pyrennees into the Languedoc, then from Nice by boat to Genoa and as far south as Naples, before meandering back north through the length of Italy.