|Author||Govion Broglio Solari, Catherine|
|Pseudonym||A Lady of Rank|
|Title||Venice under the Yoke of France and Austria: with Memoirs of the Courts, Governments, & People of Italy; Presenting a Faithful Picture of Her Present Condition, and Including Original Anecdotes of the Buonaparte Family. By a Lady of Rank. Written during a Twenty Years’ Residence in that Interesting Country; and Now Published for the Information of Englishmen in General and of Travellers in Particular. In Two Vols.|
|Publisher’s imprint||London: Printed for G. and W. B. Whittaker. 1824.|
|Printer’s colophon||London: Printed by Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street.|
|Format||8o; 2 vols: pp. xxxii. 364(I), xii. 347(II)]|
|Sources||Corvey; PC; NSTC 2V2138|
|Copy inspected||Google SUL|
1) T.p. epigraph: [How has kind Heaven adorn’d the happy land, / And scatter’ed blessings with a wasteful band: / But what avail her unexhausted stores, / Her blooming mountains, and her sunny shores, / With all the gifts that Heaven and Earth impart, / The smiles of Nature, and the charms of Art, / While proud Oppression in her vallies reignes, / And Tyranny usurps the happy plains? Addison.]; from Joseph Addison, A Letter from Italy, to the Right Honourable Charles, Lord Halifax (1701), ll. 105-12.
2) Dedicated 'To the Noblemen and Gentlemen, the Members of the Club Entitled "The Travellers Society"'.
3) 2nd epigraph (Dedication, verso): [“Me peregrino errante, e fra gli scogli / E fra l’onde agitato e quasi absorto, / Queste mie carte in lieta fronte accogli.” Tasso.]; from Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemma Liberata (1581), canto 1, st. 4.
4) Reviews: Literary Chron. 6.268 (Sat., 3 July 1824): -18, cont. no. 269 (Sat., 10 July 1824): 436-39; New Monthly Mag. 12 (1 Aug. 1824): 360-61; La Belle assemblée 30.191 (Aug. 1824): 78-79; Lady's Monthly Museum 20 (Aug. 1824): 105-06; Gentleman's Mag (Oct. 1824): 343-47; Monthly Rev. 105 (Oct. 1824): 153-70; Museum of Foreign Lit. 6.32 (Feb. 1825): 177-86 [repr. Universal Magazine].
|BTW record no.||BTW1060|