An Account of Corsica the Journal of a Tour to That Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

An Account of Corsica the Journal of a Tour to That Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

James Boswell

London, E. and C. Dilly, 1769


Octavo. Third edition. Frontis, xxx, 400 pp., folded map; 22 cm. Contemporary calf boards, modern leather reback, gilt spine. Leather spine label. Good binding and cover. Hinges, gutters reinforced. Lacking half title. Scattered foxing, minor toning. Spotting and offsetting to folding map. Clean, unmarked pages. ESTC T26159

"This work made Boswell famous. It is a lively account of his Quixotic adventures in Corsica and his associations with General Paoli.for whom he endeavoured to get official British assistance. His childish pleasure in being the chief sponsor of this wild island struggling to become a nation led him to wear a Corsican costume at Garrick's anniversary celebration in honor of Shakespeare held in 1769.". (Cox)

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