Switzerland as now divided into Nineteen Cantons; interspersed with historical anecdotes, local customs, and a description of the present state of the country. The cantons are severally described, and also the county of Neuchatel, the republic of Geneva, the boundaries, & new road over the Simplon, with picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Swiss...to which is added a short guide to Travellers.

London: Printed for J. Booth, Duke Street … and J. Murray, Albemarle Street, 1815.

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First edition. 50 hand-colored engravings of Swiss costume, 2 plates of music, printed recto and verso on one sheet, for Swiss air "Ranz de Vaches des Ormonts." viii, 236; [ii], 211, [1] pp. 8vo. Mid-nineteenth century full olive morocco, gilt, a.e.g., by J. Wright. Spine browned, jointes lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked. Bookplate of P.H. Colas 3102; Brunet V, 1509; Lipperheide 906; Waeber BSL III/56.

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Description of the history, custom and topography of Switzerland by the lady traveller Ann Yosy, with 50 hand-colored plates of traditional Swiss peasant and rural costume.