1829 May 28-June.11
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Annotated on front cover: Guernsey-Nantes. 28 May 1829/11 June.
Binding: contemporary brown sheep; blindstamped corkscrew border.
Journal in two sections; portion at end written from other direction.
Holograph journal, illustrated, describing a brief trip from Weymouth to Guernsey, Jersey, Nantes and the Loire valley. The opening of the diary details sights seen in the Channel Islands, including the fort at Guernsey; the "druid's altars" (dolmens); and the pillorying of a man in St. Helier. Once in France, the author takes a particular interest in buidlings and gardens, including Chateaubriant, La Trappe, Clisson, and the "Lemont Villa" near Garenne; modes of transportation, from dilgence to barge; and the varying quality of French hotels and restaurants.
The volume is illustrated with 45 drawings in pen and ink and watercolor. Subjects include the dolmens on Guernsey (4 drawings) and the pillory in St. Helier; all of the chateaux and gardens named in the text (multiple views of most); buildings, street scenes, and gardens in Nantes; transport by donkey, horse, oxcart, omnibus, and boat; and several genre scenes, including one of a cow being inflated by a bellows.
1 v. (62 p.) ; 18 x 11 cm.
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