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The European Tour, 1814–1818 (excluding Britain and Ireland)

Benjamin Colbert


In 1826, Mary Shelley recalled the Summer of 1814 as ‘incarnate romance’, when ‘a new generation’ of youthful travellers with ‘time and money at command’, yet heedless of ‘dirty packets and wretched inns’, ‘poured, in one vast stream, across the Pas de Calais into France’. [1] Though this first rush was interrupted by Napoleon’s return from Elba, Waterloo signalled the start of an even more frenzied exodus of patriot tourists, eager to comb the battlefield for souvenirs or survey the spoils of empire in the French capital, now under allied control. [2] It is estimated that some 15,512 British tourists and residents were present in Paris alone during 1815, [3] while, at home, accounts began appearing in print. By 1817, the Edinburgh Review commented:

The restoration of peace has, as might have been foreseen, produced a vast number of Books of Travels. When our countrymen are pouring in swarms over every part of the Continent, carrying with them their sons fresh from College, and their daughters full of romance, and eager for composition—when countries which, two or three years ago, were wholly locked up from our inspection, or only accessible to persons of a more than ordinarily adventurous spirit, now lie as invitingly open to the sober citizen and his worthy family, as Margate or Brighton, it could not but follow that the press should groan with many a Tour—much Travel—and sundry masses of Letters that never paid postage. [4]

John Scott, editor of The Champion Magazine, whose A Visit to Paris in 1814: Being a Review of the Moral, Political, Intellectual and Social Condition of the French Capital (1815) quickly sold out five editions, argued that the English were distinguished by a ‘travelling propensity’, giving mobile expression to ‘a freedom and custom, as well as a power to think’. [5] Like other self-congratulatory travel books published in those early years, Scott’s celebrates the English tourist’s observing eye, penetrating, sifting, connecting, and calling attention to itself and its own hermeneutic virtuosity (in pointed contrast to French theatricality and love of surfaces that Scott observes everywhere in Paris ). According to Scott, this propensity explains why ‘the literature of Britain is richer than that of all other nations put together, in narratives of those excursions, that have had no other object but to gratify an elastic spirit […]. Our book-shelves groan with the travels of persons who have suddenly arisen from almost every class and profession of life, to go their ways into almost every other country, as well as into every parish of their own’. [6]

     Not everyone was so sanguine about this reputed Malthusian increase of travellers and travel writers, especially those originating from every, or any ‘class and profession’, not to mention gender. A reviewer of Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley’s anonymous account of their continental pedestrian tours, History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (1817), lamented the demise of class certainties encoded in the eighteenth-century Grand Tour: ‘The dashing milords of the last age are now succeeded by a host of roturiers, who expatriate themselves for the sake of economy’. [7] William Jerdan wrote a cautionary roman-à-clef, aptly entitled Six Weeks’ in Paris; or, A Cure for the Gallomania (1817), arguing that the weak-minded and unwary could easily be drawn into a vortex of vice, tolerated by French moral passivity yet fatal to English ingenuousness. In Jerdan’s novel and other travel accounts of Paris, the Palais Royal embodies this fascinating, yet dissipating attraction—Edward Planta’s otherwise factual tone in his guidebook, A New Picture of Paris (1814), erupts into admonitions that the Palais Royal comprised ‘a little world […] every thing to inform the understanding, and every thing to corrupt the heart’. [8] The Reverend John Wilson Cunningham’s Cautions to Continental Travellers (1818) cries out against the travelling vogue as both a drain on the British economy and, more crucially, the means of undermining English national character through the importation of French manners, habits, and scepticism. Cunningham estimates that upwards of 90,000 men and women had departed England for continental destinations since 1814, induced by a vague desire to participate in the ‘advantages of travel’ ‘blazoned in volumes of all sizes and complexions […] traced in ink, sketched in mezzotinto […] painted in every hue’. [9] While Scott celebrated the travelling propensity of all classes, Cunningham urged that there was cause for alarm; the expanding profile of travellers ‘most susceptible’ to ‘new impressions’ include the indolent, the young, females, and ‘the subordinate classes of society’ (even the ‘middling classes’ might ‘transplant to the desk and the counting-house’ the ‘empty heads, and hollow hearts, and sceptical opinions’ that caused the excesses of the French Revolution). [10] The motives for travel, Cunningham argued, were no longer sufficiently serious, the moral and social consequences potentially devastating.

     Taken together, such anecdotal accounts give the picture of a new continental travelling vogue, with groaning presses adding ever more titles to bookshelves already groaning under the weight of British travel writing. We might plausibly expect a spike in the proportion of new travel writings that concern continental destinations, with a disproportionate emphasis on the Low Countries and France in the aftermath of Waterloo; that author profiles might begin to reflect the class and gender diversity which so exercised commentators; or at least that travel writings would register growing awareness of the exigencies and pressures of mass tourism. Yet contemporary commentary raises as many questions as it purports to answer. What proportion of total book production can be accounted for by travel writing, and of this how much is comprised of continental tours (as opposed to domestic tours or accounts of other world regions)? Are there concentrations in or patterns of regional coverage? How popular is travel writing in comparison to other literary genres (and what is meant by ‘travel writing’ in the first place)? What sub-genres are there (e.g. letters, journals and diaries; agricultural, picturesque, geological tours) and what were the bestsellers? Who were the travel writers, and from what specific classes and professions do they ‘suddenly arise’? Who were the Chatwins and Rabans of the day, professional travel writers known as masters of the craft, as opposed to those whose productions in the genre were opportunistic or ephemeral? How much of an impact did translation have in the home marketplace; what titles were selected, by whom, and why? Who were the publishers of travel writing, and how did their lists respond to social trends and political events?

     The burgeoning scholarship on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travel writing has drawn attention to selected travel writers, genres, and the rhetorical structures of travel writing, while providing social, cultural, and political contexts for understanding the production of this work, but criticism remains sketchy on the bibliographical and statistical evidence that underpins ‘travel culture’. [11] As Nigel Leask has recently observed, ‘the popularity of travel books during the decades [from 1770 to 1840], although universally acknowledged, is hard to quantify’. [12] Charles L. Batten’s claim that travel writing ‘won a readership second only to novels by the end of the [eighteenth] century’, according to Leask, ‘seems credible’, though Batten’s conclusions are based on compelling anecdotal evidence (especially the comments of reviewers) and extrapolations from Paul Kaufman’s report on borrowing figures from the Bristol Library between 1773 and 1784. [13] Published bibliographical evidence is scanty and often inaccurate. Edward G. Cox’s A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel (3 vols, 1935–49) remains the most comprehensive travel bibliography available, though one that antedates the powerful search engines provided by such electronic resources as the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC), the Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), and the OCLS WorldCat on-line database. Cox gives a fair representation of travel-related books published in English since the dawn of printing, as well as many helpful textual annotations, yet his volume on Europe stops at 1800, his regional categories are often too inclusive for specialised use, nearly all his entries lack imprint details, and there are many errors and omissions. The third volume, devoted solely to Great Britain , neglects Ireland altogether. Travel bibliographers since Cox have focused on special topics, usually regional in focus. The best of these include Shirley Weber’s Voyages and Travels in Greece, the Near East and Adjacent Regions Made Previous to the Year 1801 (1953), Richard Sydney Pine-Coffin’s Bibliography of British and American Travel in Italy to 1860 (1974), and Peter Bicknell’s The Picturesque Scenery of the Lake District, 1752–1855 (1990). While adding pieces to the jigsaw, these studies cannot possibly provide a cumulative overview of travel writing trends. More promising is the catalogue accompanying the Corvey microfiche edition of travel writing, English Travel Literature in the Micro-Edition of the Fürstlichen Bibliothek Corvey (1998), though this listing reflects the strengths and weaknesses of the Corvey Library itself, a collection concentrated on the 1820s and early 1830s.

     The checklist of ‘The European Tour, 1814–1818 (Excluding Britain and Ireland)’, presented here, offers for the first time a reasonably complete listing of all travel-related books concerning the continental tour, published in the British Isles between 1814 and 1818 (the only exceptions being books published in English abroad, but intended for British tourists). Comprising 180 first editions arranged by publication date, this bibliography can provide foundations from which to test the anecdotal information quoted above and can go some way towards answering the supplemental questions that I have posed. The checklist is drawn from a larger project now some ten years in development, Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840 (BBTW), the identification phase of which is nearing completion. BBTW aims to provide the first reliable database of all travel books published in the British Isles during the years 1780–1840, with functions for categorising entries by author, chronology, regional coverage, publisher, and place of publication. BBTW will also include short biographical notices on each of its authors, together comprising a complementary database: A Biographical Dictionary of British Travel Writers and Translators, 1780–1840. The only other specialist dictionary of this kind is British Travel Writers, 1837–1875 (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 166, 1997), with only three years of overlap. The aims and scope of the Biographical Dictionary are also different from the Encyclopedia of Travel and Exploration (3 vols, 2003), which concentrates on the best-known travellers and incorporates others into regional articles. Only about one hundred of the 2,260 authors identified by BBTW so far are given separate entries in the Encyclopedia, and these do not always include the period’s most successful writers.

     Travel writing is notoriously difficult to define: Mary Campbell calls it ‘a genre composed of other genres’, while Jan Borm has more recently concluded that ‘it is not a genre, but a collective term for a variety of texts both predominantly fictional and non-fictional whose main theme is travel’. [14] Drawing on Hans Robert Jauss’s ideas about ‘dominant aspects’ of mixed genres, Borm goes on to define the travel book as ‘any narrative characterized by a non-fiction dominant that relates (almost always) in the first person a journey or journeys that the reader supposes to have taken place in reality while assuming or presupposing that author, narrator and principal character are but one or identical’. [15] While the majority of books in the present checklist, and in BBTW as a whole, conform to and confirm this definition, a great many titles have been included in which actual travel is presented in the third person (e.g. guidebooks and traveller’s aids) or organised in non-narrative forms (e.g. essays and viewbooks). I have also focused on non-fictional travel prose, excluding fictional works (e.g. Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage) and non-fictional travel verse (e.g. Moore’s Italy), though works like these form integral components for our understanding of the period’s culture of travel and were sometimes used as travel guides themselves. For the purposes of selecting titles for inspection, then, I have used the following criteria (listed in order of importance):

  1. First-hand accounts of actual travels or residences abroad, including translations, new editions of older material, campaign journals, and shipwreck, castaway, and captivity narratives.
  2. Travellers’ aids, including itineraries, guidebooks, ‘companions’, road manuals, regional descriptions, and atlases (when accompanied by letterpress).
  3. Collections, anthologies, digests, abridgements, and histories of travel and exploration, including travel compendiums designed for children, and biographies of travellers.
  4. View books (collections of engravings and etchings accompanied by letterpress).
  5. ‘Virtual’ tour books accompanying panoramas and exhibitions.

The Identification/Location phase of BBTW involves the identification and location of all possible titles, printings, and editions, ascertaining as much information as possible through secondary sources, principally the ESTC and NSTC, but supplemented by existing bibliographies, library databases, listings and reviews in periodicals, circulating library catalogues, and stack searches (thirteen titles derived from these sources but not in the NSTC appear in the checklist below). To date, the BBTW database contains 2,260 author entries, 3,742 title entries (i.e. first editions), and 5,811 text entries (i.e. inclusive of all editions and reprints). The next phase of the project will be to inspect each title entry in order to transcribe accurately the title page and imprint, and gather information on physical description and general content, particularly regional coverage. Non-extant entries will be corroborated against other secondary sources, such as circulating library catalogues, to prevent the inclusion of ghost titles.

     The current checklist suggests a number of intriguing statistics when placed in the context of total travel book production in the years 1813–18 (see Table 1). As might be expected from contemporary commentary, there is a spike in book production for all regions (including extra-European travels) from a total of 61 in 1813 to 88 in 1814. Thereafter, total production continues evenly until 1817–18 when there is a second rise from 92 to 137. Surprisingly, the figure for books on continental travel (excluding Britain and Ireland ) actually declines slightly between 1814 and 1817 with only a modest recovery in 1818. During the same period titles concerning Britain and Ireland slowly but steadily increase their market share, and the spike in overall production registered in 1818 is largely accounted for by the dramatic increase in domestic and Irish titles from 37 in 1817 to 64 in 1818, and by a sharp increase of titles on extra-European regions from 24 to 39 (compare this to the very modest recovery of continental travels from 31 to 34, still substantially below the figures of 42 and 40 for 1814 and 1815 respectively). Thus, there is remarkable consistency in the period covered by the checklist in terms of the market share of travel writings when taken as a whole and when taken as a sub-unit measure of European travel writing including Britain and Ireland . Taken separately, however, the decreasing market share of continental travel books belies the impression among reviewers and travel writers that the opposite was the case. The reasons for this counter-intuitive result require more investigation. Perhaps there is some truth to one reviewer’s claim in 1821 that travellers ‘sent forth […] with the design of recording their adventures’ rarely ‘deviated from the most frequented routes’: ‘We hardly, indeed, can recollect above two or three who have written upon any thing beyond the limits of the Grand Tour’. [16] With travel writers (and readers) interested most in the remnants of the Grand Tour, we might expect a glut of writings on the most fashionable destinations, but correspondingly less emphasis on peripheral regions to take up the slack. As for the steady increase after 1814 of domestic and Irish travel books, we might surmise that increasing travel was partly a result of post-war economic reorganisation, or perhaps that foreign travel spurred the taste for travel closer to home, either from those who could not afford more distant destinations or those who returned from their experiences abroad reinvigorated with the urge to journey.

Table 1. Travel Book Production, 1813–18: New Titles








Continental Tour







Britain and Ireland







Other Regions (World)














Source: Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840

     To some extent, the first hypothesis is borne out by patterns of regional coverage in the census period, where titles conform more closely to expectations (see Table 2). The height of interest in France occurs in 1814 when 22 titles appeared and the figures then taper off only slightly with 19 titles treating France (especially Paris ) in 1817. Reader interest evidently reached saturation levels, for in 1818 there is a sudden drop to only six titles, giving credence to Mary Shelley’s recollection that ‘when France palled on our travelled appetites, which always crave for something new, Italy came into vogue’. [17]

Table 2. Regional Coverage of Travel Books on Europe, 1814–18







Austrian Dominions














German States












Holland , Netherlands , etc.






Italian States, inc. Elba















Russia in Europe























Turkey in Europe




Source: Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840

The figures show that Italy was already somewhat in vogue, with 1818 duplicating levels of coverage achieved in 1815 (though the majority of the titles under the previous year, 1814, concern Elba , the site of Napoleon’s first exile). However, interest in Italy soon reached the levels of France in 1814–15, peaking at 22 in 1820. The trend thereafter was downwards, but British readers remained more intrigued by Italy than France with nearly twice as many new titles appearing yearly throughout the 1820s. Among the other regions covered by travel books during 1814–18, only the Netherlands and Switzerland show a modest but steady increase, with the former peaking in 1817, the latter in 1818. Because of the popularity of the Rhine tour, the German states also put in a good showing, with the anomalous exception of 1816. The reinvigoration of the Rhine tour after 1816 owes a great deal to Byron’s Rhine stanzas in Childe Harold, Canto III, published in November 1816, a touchstone quoted or alluded to regularly by subsequent travel writers including the Shelleys (Checklist no. 17/23) and Charles Dodd (no. 18/10). [18] One can also see how the Shelleys’ History of a Six Weeks Tour through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland: With Letters Descriptive of a Sail round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni (1817) was on the face of it a shrewd venture, capitalising on interest generated by Byron and the regions mentioned on the title page. But Percy Shelley began negotiating with his publisher, Hookham, late in the year. When the History appeared in November 1817, interest in France and Holland had already peaked, and the Shelleys must have hoped (in vain) that the Swiss letters would carry the day. [19]

     The vast majority of titles in the checklist are what I call personal witness narratives (75%), including letters, journals, and ‘notes’ on tours actually conducted by the named or implied author. The second most sizable category is traveller’s aids, such as itineraries, guidebooks, and sailing directions (15%). View books exhibiting watercolours, engravings, and lithographs form a smaller category, along with ‘virtual’ tour guides designed to accompany popular panoramas, such as Henry Aston Barker’s venue in the Strand (6%). Finally, there are several examples of traveller’s advice books (2%) and several more intended for children (2%). A significant subset of personal witness narratives concerns sites and topics of military and scientific interest. Several are captivity narratives written by former prisoners of war, or by civilian detainees who had fallen foul of Napoleon’s closed border policy during the war years (see Checklist nos 14/12, 14/26, 14/27, 16/10). A number of other titles give eyewitness accounts of major military campaigns in the Spanish peninsula (see nos 15/15, 15/22, 16/6, 18/25), Russia (nos 14/23, 15/28), or elsewhere (no. 15/36), and several more tourists devote extended coverage to on the spot reconstructions of the battle of Waterloo (see nos 15/35, 16/1, 16/14, 16/27, 16/29, 17/6). A smaller subset consists of scientific investigations and research, notably those of Greek Revivalists such as William Gell, William Martin Leake, and William Wilkins on sites of Magna Græcia in Italy and on Greece itself (see nos 14/24, 14/31, 16/33, 17/3, 17/10, 18/17). Traveller’s aids include a number of translated imports such as The Post-Roads in France (1814; 1816) (nos 14/7, 16/7), Reichard’s An Itinerary of France and Belgium (1816) (no. 16/26), and Mariano Vasi’s A New Picture of Rome (1818) (no. 18/33). The important Paris-based English language publisher, Galignani, also brought out the immensely popular and much copied guidebook, Picture of Paris (1814; 6th edn, 1818), available to travellers en route from the famous reading room on rue Vivienne (see no. 14/16, and nos 18/14, 18/15, 1816 for other Galignani guides). [20] Popular homegrown versions included Edward Planta’s A New Picture of Paris (1814; 10th edn, 1818) (no. 14/29), Edmund Boyce’s The Belgian Traveller (1815) (no. 15/14), and Henry Coxe’s Picture of Italy (1815) (no. 15/21).

     The checklist includes 18 translations from the French, six from the German, one from Italian, and one from the Russian, a total of 26 (14%). This would suggest that the vaunted Englishness of the ‘travel propensity’ did not stop writers from imitating foreign models or readers from being interested in foreigners’ accounts. Several translations concern earlier matter (nos 14/22, 16/19, 16/31, 17/18), notably Louis-Sebastien Mercier’s Paris (1818) (no. 17/18), which draws on his Tableau de Paris (1781), the prototype in fact for most of the British guidebooks to Paris trading under the name of Pictures or New Pictures (e.g. nos 14/16, 14/29, 14/38). The taste for past pictures is also attested to by the captivity and campaign literature already mentioned, as well as various comparative studies such as William Shepherd’s Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen (1814) (no. 14/34) and Stephen Weston’s Slight Sketch of Paris (1814) (no. 14/41), detailing the changes between Paris during the Peace of Amiens and Paris after the war. Sir Richard Colt Hoare operated a small private industry by publishing limited editions of Recollections, treating his European tours of the 1780s and 1790s (nos 15/25, 17/12, 17/13, 18/20). Even Hoare’s Hints to Travellers in Italy (1815) (no. 15/25), published by John Murray, seems rooted in the past, giving outdated advice on passports and posting routes, and recommending pre-war maps and guides. Cornelius Cayley’s Tour throughHolland , Flanders, and Part of France (1815) (no. 15/17) represents a special case, included in the checklist despite the possibility of its being based on a first edition of 1777. Whether the ‘Cornelius Cayley Jun.’ of the title page reworked his father’s text after conducting a tour of his own or whether the volume is a reissue cannot be determined in advance of inspection, but even if the latter, the ‘new edition’ would have had considerable novelty value with a new generation of readers.

     It is worth reconsidering at this point Batten’s impression that travel writing ‘won a readership second only to novels’ at the end of the eighteenth century. Figures for novel production, now available through the CEIR database, British Fiction, 1800–1829, would suggest that by the early nineteenth century this trend was reversed: between 1814 and 1818 an average of 58.4 new novels per year were published, [21] compared with 98.8 travel titles (36 tiles on the continental tour alone). Among the novels listed in the British Fiction database, several in this period imitate the travel genre, particularly satires and comic novels like The Observant Pedestrian Mounted; or, A Donkey Tour to Brighton (1815) (DBF no: 1815A011), Modern Manners; or, A Season at Harrowgate (1817) (DBF no: 1817A006), Eaton Stannard Barrett’s Six Weeks at Longs (1817) (DBF no: 1817A011), and William Jerdan’s Six Weeks in Paris (1817) (DBF no: 1817A035). Jerdan’s novel imitates travel description so well that one suspects that it is based on an actual journey or incorporates contemporaneous travel accounts into its texture, and the extent to which novels become de facto travel narratives requires further research. Madam de Staël’s Corrine, ou Italie (1807) is perhaps the most well-known example of such a cross-over genre, one read by countless British travellers on the spot in Rome: John Chetwode Eustace, author of the popular Classical Tour through Italy (3rd edn, 1815), remarked that Corinne was ‘the best guide or rather companion which the traveller can take with him’ as de Staël inspires the reader ‘with that lofty temper of mind, without which we can neither discover nor relish the great and beautiful in art or in nature’. [22] There also must be other novels like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) (DBF no: 1818A057), which incorporates travel letters and journals from her 1814 and 1816 continental tours into various scenes (e.g. Victor’s encounter with the monster on the Mer de Glace; or Victor and Clerval’s Rhine journey). Mary Shelley was also not alone in writing both novels and travel books. Other travel writers in the checklist who wrote in both genres during the same period include John William Cunningham (Checklist no. 18/9; DBF no: 1816A024), Lady Morgan (no. 17/20; DBF no: 1814A045), Walter Scott (no. 16/30; DBF no: 1814A054), and Ann Yossy (no. 15/40; DBF no: 1818A062).

     Like Morgan, Shelley, and Yossy, the majority of women writing about the continental tour were professional writers, with several earning renown through travel writing in particular. Helen Maria Williams’s Narrative of the Events Which Have Taken Place in France (1815) (no. 15/39) was only her latest instalment of travel writing: her first travel book, Letters written in France (1790), was expanded into seven volumes from 1793 to 1796; she published a tour of Switzerland in 1796 that included comparisons with Paris in the 1798 edition; and in 1814–29, she produced her magisterial seven volume translation of Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt’s Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent. Though travel writing dominated her career, Williams was also a notable novelist, poet, and journalist. Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck turned to travel writing to earn her livelihood, publishing a compilation, Narrative of a Tour to La Grande Chartreuse and Alet, by Dom. Claude Lancelot, in 1813. After touring the continent in 1815, she published her second and last travel book, Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs (1816) (no. 16/28), but continued writing books in fields such as aesthetics and theology. Charlotte Anne Eaton published only two travel books, but earned a substantial reputation through them. Her first, Narrative of a Residence in Belgium during the Campaign of 1815 (1817) (no. 17/6) gives one of the best accounts of the horrors of Waterloo ; her second, Rome in the Nineteenth Century (3 vols, 1819) reached a fourth edition in 1826. She also published a semi-fictional novel, Continental Adventures (3 vols, 1826), based on her own experiences.

     Nevertheless, women writers make up only a fraction of the total number of published travel writers, both in the checklist and in BBTW as a whole—only 10 checklist entries (5.5%) include women writers, though a few others may be masked by anonymous titles. To date, BBTW has identified 130 women travel writers, with the vast majority of these publishing after 1800. These figures are perhaps surprising given the amount of recent criticism focusing on women’s travel writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [23] Yet as late entrants into the marketplace of travel writing, women tend to be extra-conscious of literary fashions, even as they buck trends, test the limits of genre, and create fresh responses. [24] For example, Elisabeth Bohls holds that eighteenth-century women’s travel writing includes an emphasis on detail that challenges the aesthetic disinterestedness of ‘mainstream’ masculine travel writing and aesthetic theory; more recently, Jane Stabler has argued that women travel writers on Italy display ‘the most inventive literary use of the picturesque […] [before] the huge expansion of continental travel in the Victorian era’. [25] The case of Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s History of a Six Weeks’ Tour is again particularly interesting in this context. The History is not only one of the relatively few travel books with a female author, but it is one of the much fewer books written by a female-male collaborative team. We know from the source journals and letters that this collaboration was complex. The Shelleys shared a travel journal and Mary Shelley borrowed freely from Shelley’s entries when revising the History for publication. While the 1814 journal portion of the History remains predominantly (though not unproblematically) Mary Shelley’s ‘work’, the book as a whole (which includes several of Shelley’s long letters from Switzerland and his poem ‘Mont Blanc’) is a much more balanced affair. For us, the textual evidence challenges Romantic notions of originality while testing the limits of gendered identity; for Romantic period readers the collaboration would have been almost unprecedented. [26] The Shelleys’ travel book also helps set something of a record. Before 1817, I can find no year covered by BBTW in which more than three new travel books by women writers appeared. In 1817, the History of a Six Weeks’ Tour was one of seven (with five represented on the checklist). 1818 and 1819 were relatively fallow years for women, but a record 12 new titles appear in 1820, after which women begin to achieve a more regular presence in the travel marketplace.

     The examples of Williams, Morgan, and Eaton suggest that women were statistically more likely than men to capture the public mood and become popular (and controversial). Morgan’s France (1817) (no. 17/20) went through four editions in two years, its radical politics incurring the tribute of published scorn in the Quarterly Review and in William Playfair’s France as It Is, Not Lady Morgan’s France (2 vols, 1819). The polemics here point to the fact that post-Napoleonic travel accounts, particularly dealing with France , were as polarised as periodical journalism. The most popular liberal voices were those of Morris Birkbeck and John Scott. Birkbeck’s Notes on a Journey through France (1814) (no. 14/11) sold out five editions in two years, arguing from an agriculturalist’s point of view that Revolutionary and Napoleonic land reform had at last modernised an economy hopelessly moribund under the ancien régime. Frustrated at the pace of change at home, Birkbeck a few years later emigrated to America, publishing two more popular travel books that appealed to Keats, Shelley, Peacock, and many others (including George and Georgiana Keats, who heeded Birkbeck’s call for emigrants to set up liberal communities on the American frontier). [27] John Scott’s A Visit to Paris in 1814 (1815; 5th edn, 1816) (no. 15/34) and its sequel, Paris Revisited (1816; 3rd edn, 1816) (no. 16/29), together sold eight editions in two years, making Scott one of the best known commentators on post-Napoleonic Paris (Cunningham quotes liberally from Scott in Cautions to Continental Travellers). Scott is better known today for his friendships with Leigh Hunt and Wordsworth, as well as his editorship of the London Magazine from 1820–21. It was Scott who championed the Cockney School and paid for this with his life in a duel with Jonathan Christie, John Lockhart’s London agent for Blackwood’s Magazine. But Scott is one of the period’s best and most lively travel writers and reviewers, and deserves far more attention as a major figure in his own right. The same might be said for John Chetwode Eustace, whose A Letter from Paris (1814) (no. 14/15) upheld the anti-gallic end of the political spectrum with a vengeance, selling out a colossal ten editions in barely a year: the Blackwood’s contributor George Croly paid Eustace the tribute of virtually versifying A Letter in his Paris in 1815: A Poem (1817). [28] Eustace began publishing his travel writing late in life (on the advice of veteran traveller, Edward Daniel Clarke), but his success was unparalleled. His A Tour through Italy (1813), narrowly excluded from the checklist, became the vade mecum of Italian travel under the more renowned title of subsequent editions, A Classical Tour through Italy, a text that accompanied Byron and Shelley during their Italian sojourns. [29] Finally, though not exactly popular, Stephen Weston deserves honourable mention as one of the most prolific travel writers on the checklist. A Slight Sketch of Paris (1814) (no. 14/41) and Two Sketches of France, Belgium, and Spa (1817) (no. 17/31) are but two of twelve travel books spanning a travel writing career that began in 1776 and ended in 1824. Weston was in the unique position of having journeyed to Paris during the Revolutionary ferment of 1791–92, the Peace of Amiens in 1802, the period after Napoleon’s first abdication in 1814, and the post-Waterloo era in 1816—and to have written books on each of these visits.

     Weston began his travelling career as a tutor or ‘bear leader’, as did Eustace, but both might be classified as religious professionals. Weston held the rectory of Little Hempston, Devon , from 1784 to 1823. Eustace trained as a Roman Catholic priest and was at one time responsible for the Midlands district under John Milner. Other writers on the checklist were non-conformists. William Shepherd (no. 14/33) practised as a Unitarian minister; Cornelius Cayley (no. 15/17) was a Methodist preacher; John Evans (no. 17/8) was a General Baptist minister; John Paterson and Ebenezer Henderson (no. 17/22) were Congregationalists who worked as missionaries for the British and Foreign Bible Society; Thomas Raffles (no. 18/28) was also a Congregationalist minister. Together with their Church of England counterparts these religious professionals make up the second largest profile of travel writers on the checklist (16 writers; accounting for 10% of total titles). The first largest group consists of military professionals, including sea captains (17; 10.6%), though the heightened interest at home in Napoleonic affairs may have inflated these figures at this period. In the third ranking are professional writers, including novelists, poets, and miscellaneous writers, a category dominated by women, as we have seen (9; 5%). Artists, including engravers and lithographers come next (7; 5%), followed by: leisured gentry (5; 7%); booksellers and publishers (4; 4%); diplomats and government agents (4; 2%); journalists and editors (2; 1.6%); architects (2; 1%); cartographers, geographers, and hydrographers (2; 1%); legal professionals (2; 1%); physicians (2; 1%); scholars (2; 1%). Other individuals might be described as archaeologist (Gell, nos 17/9, 17/10, 1817); actuary (Mitchell, no. 16/25); astronomer (Beaufoy, no. 17/2); clerk (Horne, no. 15/28); East India Company Serviceman (Barnes, no. 15/10); manufacturer (Wansey, no. 14/39); and merchant (Anon., no. 15/2). The vast majority of named and anonymous authors must remain anonymous until further research in later phases of BBTW can shed new light on them. What is clear is that the majority of the identified writers come from the professional classes and most are male, hardly resembling the profile of travellers that seemed so threatening to Cunningham in his Cautions.

     The statistical data and summaries compiled here will have greater relevance once the identification phase of the Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840 has been completed, and further information beyond the census dates and the regional limits of the following checklist can be collated. Nevertheless, the checklist should begin to answer some of those bibliographical problems that have hitherto eluded travel scholars, and I hope it will spur further investigations on sadly neglected travel writers, books, and genres. At very least, the checklist will provide fresh evidence that Romantic period anecdote must be treated with caution and tested against fact.

1.  Mary Shelley, ‘The English in Italy’, Westminster Review (Oct 1826); quoted in The Journals of Claire Clairmont, ed. Marion Kingston Stocking (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968), ‘Appendix A’, pp. 441–42.

2.  For an account of the literary produce of Waterloo, see Philip Shaw, Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (London : Palgrave, 2002). See also, Benjamin Colbert, ‘New Pictures of Paris: British Travellers’ Views of the French Metropolis, 1814–1816’, Seuils & Traverses: Enjeux de l’écriture du voyage, edd. Jean-Yves Le Disez and Jan Borm, 2 vols (Brest : Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 2002), I, 45–54.

3.  Paul Gerbod, ‘Voyageurs et Résidents Britanniques en France au XIXe Siècle: Une Approche Statistique’, Acta Geographica, 4.76 (1988), 22.

4.  Review of J. Jorgenson, Travels through France and Germany (1817), in Edinburgh Review 28 (Aug 1817), 371—see Checklist no. 17/14, below.

5.  John Scott, A Visit to Paris in 1814, 2nd edn (London, 1815), p. 13; 4—see Checklist no. 15/34, below.

6.  Ibid., p. 3.

7.  Review of [Mary Shelley and Percy B. Shelley], History of a Six Weeks’ Tour, in Monthly Review 88 (Jan 1819), 97—see Checklist no. 17/23, below.

8.  Edward Planta, A New Picture of Paris; or, the Stranger’s Guide to the French Metropolis ( London , 1814), pp. 55–6—see Checklist no. 14/29, below. For another account of Planta’s New Picture, see Roger Clark, ‘Threading the Maze: Nineteenth-Century Guides for British Travellers to Paris’, Parisian Fields, ed. Michael Sheringham (London: Reaktion Books, 1996). Clark uses the 11th edn (1819) for his analysis and as the source of his quotations, but mistakenly assumes that it resembled the 1st edn, which he describes as a ‘chunky little publication’ 4.5 cm in width (my 1st edn is 2 cm narrower, and lacks many of the anecdotal additions that inform Clark’s conclusions).

9.  John Wilson Cunningham, Cautions to Continental Travellers (London, 1818), p. 4—see Checklist no. 18/9, below.

10.  Ibid., pp. 10–19.

11.  The phrase comes from John Towner, An Historical Geography of Recreation and Tourism in the Western World, 1540–1940 (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1996), the best study of regional patterns of travel during and after the Grand Tour. For other studies not mentioned below that fill in the outlines of travel culture in the period see especially, Barbara Stafford, Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature, and the Illustrated Travel Account, 1760–1840 (Boston: MIT Press, 1984); James Buzard, The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to Culture, 1800–1918 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993); Chloe Chard, Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography 1600–1830 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999); and Katherine Turner, British Travel Writers in Europe 1750–1800: Authorship, Gender and National Identity (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002).

12.  Nigel Leask, Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing 1770–1840 (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002), p. 11.

13.  Ibid., p. 11. See also, Charles L. Batten, Pleasurable Instruction: Form and Convention in Eighteenth-Century Travel Literature (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), pp. 1–2; and Paul Kaufman, Borrowings from the Bristol Library, 1773–1784: A Unique Record of Reading Vogues (Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1960).

14.  Mary B. Campbell, The Witness and the Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 400–1600 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988), p. 6; Jan Borm, ‘Defining Travel: On the Travel Book, Travel Writing and Terminology’, in Perspectives on Travel Writing, edd. Glenn Hooper and Tim Youngs ( Aldershot : Ashgate, 2004), p. 13.

15.  Borm, ‘Defining Travel’, p. 17.

16.  Review of A Tour through the Southern Provinces of the Kingdom of Naples, by the Hon. Richard Keppel Craven, Edinburgh Review 36 (Oct 1821), 153–54.

17.  Mary Shelley, ‘The English in Italy’, p. 442.

18.  Dodd published his Rhine account with Byron’s publisher, John Murray, who no doubt calculated that the travel writing and the noble Lord’s verse would promote each other. Murray and his son, John Murray III, took the obvious next step by copiously quoting (and ruthlessly editing) Byron in a series of guidebooks, beginning with A Handbook for Travellers on the Continent (1836). See Buzard, Beaten Track, pp. 119–30.

19.  For further discussion of the market placement of the Shelleys’ tour in 1817, see Benjamin Colbert, Shelley’s Eye: Travel Writing and Aesthetic Vision (Aldershot : Ashgate, 2005), pp. 81–115.

20.  See Diana Cooper-Richet and Emily Borgeaud, Galignani, trans. from French by Iain Watson (Paris: Galignani, 1999).

21.  P. D. Garside, J. E. Belanger, and S. A. Ragaz, British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, designer A. A. Mandal <http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk> [accessed 13 Dec 04].

22.  John Chetwode Eustace, A Classical Tour through Italy, 3rd edn, rev. and enl., 4 vols (London: Printed for J. Mawman, 1815), I, 31 n. Eustace added this note to the 2nd edn of the Classical Tour (1814).

23.  Book length studies alone include, Shirley Foster, Across New Worlds: Nineteenth-Century Women Travellers and Their Writings (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990); Jane Robinson, Wayward Women: A Guide to Women Travellers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990); Billie Melman, Women’s Orients: English Women and the Middle East, 1718–1918 (London: Macmillan, 1992); Karen Lawrence, Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); Elizabeth Bohls, Woman Travel Writers and the Language of Aesthetics 1716–1818 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995); Indira Ghose, Women Travellers in Colonial India: The Power of the Female Gaze (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998); and Brian Dolan, Ladies of the Grand Tour (London: Flamingo, 2001).

24.  I should emphasise that I am speaking of published travel books; the extent to which women and men circulated manuscript travel letters and journals cannot be measured by BBTW.

25.  Bohls, Women Travel Writers, p. 7; Jane Stabler, ‘Taking Liberties: The Italian Picturesque in Women’s Travel Writing’, European Romantic Review 13.1 (Mar 2002), 13.

26.  The only collaboration before the Shelleys’ History is John Parker and Mary Ann Parker’s A Voyage round the World, in the Gorgon Man of War. Performed and Written by Captain John Parker, His Widow, for the Advantage of a Numerous Family (1795). On the checklist, I have followed the NSTC in listing John Henry Manners and Elizabeth Manners as joint authors of Journal of a Trip to Paris by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, July 1814 (1814) (no. 14/25), though my own inspection of this text would suggest that it is most likely the work of John Henry Manners, with Elizabeth Manners supplying drawings for coloured plates accompanying the text. The only other text that I can mention in this category is Giovanni Baptista Belzoni, 1778–1823, with Sara Belzoni, 1783–1870, Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia; and of a Journey to the Coast of the Red Sea, in Search of the Ancient Berenice; and Another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon.—Mrs Belzoni’s Trifling Account of the Women of Egypt, Nubia and Syria—Appendix. An Explanation of Some of the Principal Hieroglyphics, Extracted from the Article Egypt in the Supplement of the Encyclopaedia Britannica; with Additional Notes (London: John Murray, 1820).

27.  Morris Birkbeck, Notes on a Journey in America , from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of the Illinois. With Proposals for Establishing a Colony of English (London, 1818; 5th edn, 1819); and Letters from Illinois (London, 1818; 3rd edn, 1818). See also, James Chandler, England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1998), pp. 454–59, and Colbert, Shelley’s Eye, pp. 205–13.

28.  For a comparison of Eustace and Croly, see ibid., pp. 48–50.

29.  For further discussion of Eustace, see ibid., pp. 124–41.



Titles that have been inspected include the library call number of the copy seen, preceded by a check plus sign [√+]). For those not inspected (the majority), every effort has been made to gather the fullest title details from the secondary sources acknowledged in each entry. In all cases, titles have been standardised in terms of capitalisation, as has the order of imprint details. The typical entry has the following format:

  Checklist No. Surname, Forename, Titles, Birth and Death Dates.
  Full title, including subtitles and author, but excluding epigraphs.
  Edition. Volumes.
  Place(s) of Publication: Publisher/Bookseller details, date of publication.
  [Regional Content Codes];
  [dates of editions and printings, with first edition in bold, first original language editions of translations in bold and italics];
  [physical description];
  [periodical listings and reviews]; [bibliographical sources];
  [location(s), with a check plus (√+) indicating the actual copy inspected].


BNF Bibliotheque National de France
Bodl Bodleian Library
BrL British Library
Clark William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles
CSL California State University, Sutro
CUL Cambridge University Library
Harv Harvard
LCon Library of Congress
NLS National Library of Scotland
NUL Newcastle University Library
SRLF Southern Regional Library Facility, UCLA
TrC Trinity College, Dublin
UBirm University of Birmingham (UK)
UCB University of California, Berkeley
URL University Research Library, UCLA
URLSC University Research Library, UCLA, Special Collections

BEM Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
BrC British Critic
EcR Eclectic Review
EdR Edinburgh Review
MR Monthly Review
QR Quarterly Review

Brand Brand, C.P., ‘A Bibliography of Travel Books Describing Italy Published in England, 1800–1850’, Italian Studies 11 (1956), 108–17
Cooper-Richet Diana Cooper-Richet, Galignani (Paris, 1999)
Corvey Catalogue of English Travel Literature in the Micro-Edition of the Fürstliche Bibliothek Corvey (Olms Neue Medien, 1998)
Cox Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, 3 vols (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1935–49)
GKress Goldsmith-Kress Microfilm Series
Hammond John H. Hammond and Jill Austin, The Camera Lucida in Art and Science (Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1987)
LTE Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia, ed. Jennifer Speake, 3 vols (New York and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003)
McNeal R. A. McNeal (ed.), Nicholas Biddle in Greece: The Journals and Letters of 1806 (University Park, PA.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993)
NSTC Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue, CD-ROM
PC R. S. Pine-Coffin, Bibliography of British and American Travel in Italy to 1860 (Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1974)
Weber I Shirley H. Weber, Voyages and Travels in the Near East Made during the Nineteenth Century (Princeton: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1952)
Weber II Shirley H. Weber, Voyages and Travels in Greece, the Near East and Adjacent Regions Made Previous to the Year 1801, Catalogue of the Gennadius Library 2, (Princeton: The American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1953)

Regions & Locations
A Austrian Dominions, incl. Hungary and Styria
Af Africa
AmN North America
As Asia
D Demark, incl. Iceland and Norway
F France, incl. Savoy and Mont Blanc
Ge German States, incl. Silesia
Gr Greece
H Holland, Netherlands, Flanders, Belgium, United Provinces, Batavian Republic
I Italian States, incl. Dalmatia, Elba, Istria, Malta, Sicily
Po Portugal
Pr Prussia, incl. Poland
R Russia in Europe, incl. Finland and Lapland
Sd Sweden
Sp Spain, incl. Gibraltar, Madeira, Minorca
Sw Switzerland
T Turkey in Europe, incl. Moldavia, Montenegro, Wallachia
U Great Britain and Ireland

12° duodecimo
18° octodecimo
lst. listed in
rev. reviewd by
s. series
v./vol. volume


14/1. [Anon.] A Guide to Holland; Being a Journal of a Tour from London through Holland, and thence along the Left Bank of the Rhine, from Its Mouth in Holland to Mayence. [14H]; [lst. QR, 11 (Apr. 1814), 258]; [xNSTC].

14/2.    [Anon.] A Letter by an Englishman, Lately on His Travels in Italy; Written on His Return to England, in August, 1814. London: Printed for James Ridgway, 170, Picadilly, Opposite Bond-Street. 1814. [14I]; [14(2)]; [8°; pp. 43]; [NSTC; PC]; [√+Bodl 23695.e.56; BrL].

14/3.    [Anon.] Ircastrensis. A Short Excursion in France, 1814: Embellished with Plates of the Venus di Medici and the Apollo di Belvidere. London: Printed for J. J. Stockdale, 1814. [14F]; [8°]; [xNSTC]; [BrL; Manchester Deansgate Ref]; [Notes: Author of Love and Horror, 1812—novel].

14/4.    [Anon.] Letters from Holland, during a Tour from Harwich to Helvoetsluys, Brill […] Amsterdam &c. With […] Tables of Exchange in Dutch and English Money. Ipswich: J. Raw, 1814. [14H]; [12°; pp. 86]; [NSTC, MS notes in Bodl of James Ford, author?]; [Bodl; BrL].

14/5.    [Anon.] Paris and Its Curiosities. London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1814. [14F]; [lst. advert. in Planta, A New Picture (1814): ‘just published, in a portable Volume, neatly bound, price 6s. 6d. with elegant Maps, Plans, &c.’]; [xNSTC].

14/6.    [Anon.] Scenes in Russia Describing the Manners, Customs, Diversions […] of the Inhabitants of that Country […] Illustrated.  London: J. & E. Wallis, 1814. [14R]; [14, 16]; [8°; pp. 117]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/7.    [Anon.] The Post Roads in France, with the Routes to the Principal Cities in Europe. Being a Translation of the Etat Général des Postes, Published by Authority. Trans. fr. French. London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1814. [14F]; [lst. advert. in Planta, A New Picture (1814)]; [xNSTC].

14/8.    [Anon.] The Traveller’s Guide through Holland; with a Statement of Population, and Tables of Exchange of Dutch and English Money. [14H]; [lst. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 279]; [xNSTC].

14/9.    Alexander, William, 1767–1816. Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Austrians. London: Printed for T. M’Lean by Howlett and Brimmer, 1814. [14A]; [NSTC]; [BrL; URLSC].

14/10. Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856. A Description of the View of Berlin, Exhibiting in Barker’s Panorama, Strand. London, 1814. [14Ge]; [NSTC]; [Bodl].

14/11. Birkbeck, Morris, 1764–1825. Notes on a Journey through France, from Dieppe through Paris and Lyons, to the Pyrennees, and back through Toulouse, in July, August, and September, 1814: Describing the Habits of the People and the Agriculture of the Country. London: Printed and Sold by William Phillips, 1814. [14F]; [14, 15(4)]; [8°]; [rev. EdR, 24.48 (Feb. 1815), 505–37]; [GKress 20866; NSTC, as 2 pts 1814/15]; [Bodl; BrL].

14/12. Blayney, Andrew Thomas, Baron, 1770–1834. Narrative of a Forced Journey through Spain and France, as a Prisoner of War, in the Years 1810 to 1814. 2 vols. London: E. Kerby, 1814. [14F; 14Sp]; [14, 15]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; CUL; UCSB].

14/13. Bridges, George Wilson. Alpine Sketches, Comprized in a Short Tour through Parts of Holland, Flanders, France, Savoy, Switzerland, and Germany, during the Summer of 1814. By a Member of the University of Oxford. London: Longman and Co., 1814. [14F; 14Ge; 14H; 14Sw]; [8°]; [rev. MR, (Sep. 1816), 75]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

14/14. Carter, Anne. Letters from a Lady to Her Sister during a Tour to Paris, in the Months of April and May, 1814. London, 1814. [14F]; [12°]; [rev. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/15. Eustace, John Chetwode, Rev., 1762?–1815. A Letter from Paris, to George Petre, Esq. London: J. Mawman, 1814. [14F]; [14(7), 15]; [8°]; [rev. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL; UBirm; URL].

14/16. Galignani, Giovanni Antonia, 1757–1821, John Anthony Galignani, 1796–1873, and William Galignani, 1798–1882. Picture of Paris; Being a Complete Guide to All the Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, and Curiosities in that Metropolis: Accompanied with Seven Descriptive Routes, from the Coast to Paris; with Full Directions to Strangers, on Their First Arrival in That Capital. By M. Galignani. Paris: Sold at Galignani’s Library, No. 18, rue Vivienne, where may be had the most valuable and rare books in all Languages. 1814. [14F]; [14, 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 37, 38, 39]; [18°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; √+BNF LK7–6109].

14/17. Hallbeck, Hans Pieter. Narrative of a Journey through Part of the North of Germany, While Occupied by the French and Allied Armies, in the Summer of 1813. Dublin: R. Napper, 1814. [14Ge]; [12°; pp. 48]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

14/18. Hanson, William, Captain, 1788?–1813. Letters from Sicily, in the Years 1810, 1811, & 1812, with a Short Journal of a Voyage from England in 1810, and of an Excursion to Syracuse, by Etna and Catania, 1811. 2 vols. London: J. Darling, 1814. [14I]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/19. Hébert, Louis, and G. Dupont. An Actual Survey and Itinerary of the Road from Calais to Paris, Shewing the Distance between Each Town and Village, in Miles and Furlongs, Surveyed with a Perambulation […] by L. Hebert, Geographer and G. Dupont, Engineer. London: Printed by Schultz and Dean, 13, Poland Street, Oxford Street, for the Authors, 16 Noel-Street, Soho, 1814. [14F]; [8°; pp. 96]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/20. Herbin. Herbin’s Account of the Island of Elba, with a Map. London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1814. [14I]; [lst. advert. in Planta, A New Picture (1814)]; [xNSTC].

14/21. Hoare, Richard Colt, Sir, Bart., 1758–1838. A Tour through the Island of Elba, by Sir R. C. Hoare. Illustrated […] Views […] Nature, by Sir R. C. Hoare and J. Smith. London: John Murray and John Smith, 1814. [14I]; [lst. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 279]; [Brand; NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

14/22. Klaproth, Heinrich Julius von, 1783–1835. Travels in the Caucasus and Georgia, during the Years 1807 and 1808, by Command of the Russian Government. Translated from the German by C. Schoberl. Trans. fr. German, Frederick Schoberl. London: H. Colburn, 1814. [14R]; [4°; pp. xv. 421]; [lst. QR, 11 (Apr. 1814), 258]; [NSTC]; [BrL; Bodl].

14/23. Labaume, Eugene, 1783–1849. A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, Embellished with Plans of the Battles of the Moskowa and Malo-Jaroslavitz. Trans. fr. French by Edmund Boyce. London, 1814. [14R]; [14, 15(5)]; [rev. EdR, 24.48 (Feb. 1815), 374–?97]; [NSTC]; [Bodl].

14/24. Leake, William Martin, 1777–1860. Researches in Greece: Remarks on the Languages Spoken in Greece at the Present Day. Pt. 1. London, 1814. [14Gr]; [4°]; [McNeal; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

14/25. Manners, John Henry, 5th Duke of Rutland, 1778–1857, and Elizabeth Howard Manners, 1780–1825. Journal of a Trip to Paris by the Duke and Duchess of Rutland July MDCCCXIV. London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, [1814]. [14F]; [4°; pp. 30; 3 coloured plates]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl 2Delta 1351(1); BrL]; [Notes: Journal most likely the work of John Henry Manners; Elizabeth Manners contributed the drawings].

14/26. Miller, M., Lieutenant, R.N. Letters Written during a Captivity of upwards of Six Years in France. By an Officer of His Majesty’s Late Ship Wolverene. 2 vols. Yeovil, 1814. [14F]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/27. O’Brien, Donat Henchy, 1785–1857. The Narrative of Captain O’Brien, R.N.; Containing an Account of His Shipwreck, Captivity, and Escape from France […] Reprinted from the Naval Chronicle, with Additions by Captain O’Brien. London: Printed by and for Joyce Gold, 1814. [14F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL].

14/28. Phillips, M. The Traveller’s Companion from London to Paris. With a New Map. London, 1814. [14F; 14U]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; TrC].

14/29. Planta, Edward, fl. 1814. A New Picture of Paris; or, the Stranger’s Guide to the French Metropolis; Accurately Describing the Public Establishments, Remarkable Edifices, Places of Amusement, and Every Other Object Worthy of Attention. Also, a Correct List of the Paris Journals, Periodical Publications, Libraries, and Literary Institutions, To Which Is Added a Description of the Environs of Paris, with Correct Maps, Plans, and Views. London, 1814. [14F]; [14(2), 16, 17(2), 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27, 31]; [12°]; [rev. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL; NLS].

14/30. Planta, Edward, fl. 1814. A Gazetteer of France, Containing a Geographical Description of the Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers, Mountains, &c. within the French Empire; with an Account of the Soil, Product, Manufactures […] and a Correct Map. To Which Is Added, a Geographical Account of the Isle of Elba. London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1814. [14F; 14I]; [14, 16, 20]; [12°]; [lst. advert. in Planta, A New Picture (1814) as A Gazetteer of France, with a Neat Map]; [NSTC]; [BrL; TrC].

14/31. Rennell, James, Major, 1742–1830. Observations on the Topography of the Plain of Troy, and on the Principal Objects within and around It Described or Alluded to in the Iliad. Shewing that the System of M. de Chevalier […] Is Founded on a Most Erroneous Topography. London: G. & W. Nichol, 1814. [14T]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; Bodl].

14/32. Segard, and Francois Martin Testard. Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. By Segard and Testard, Aquatinted in Imitation of the Drawings by Mr. Rosenberg. London: Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1814. [14F]; [4°]; [lst. advert. in Planta, A New Picture (1814)]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

14/33. Semple, Robert, 1766–1816. Observations Made on a Tour from Hamburgh, through Berlin, Gorlitz, and Breslau, to Silberberg: and thence to Gottenberg, Passing through the Late Head-Quarters of the Allied Armies. London: R. Baldwin, J. Murray, 1814. [14Ge]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL; URL].

14/34. Shepherd, William, 1768–1847. Paris, in Eighteen Hundred and Two, and Eighteen Hundred and Fourteen. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. [14F]; [14(3)]; [8°]; [rev. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL; URL].

14/35. Stewart, W. Diary of an Excursion to France in the Months of August and September 1814, in a Series of Letters Wherein an Accurate Idea May Be Formed of the Expense Attending a Tour to Paris – Its Roads Delineated – Economical Information to the Tourist – Its Public Buildings, Amusements, &c. Described with the Utmost Precision. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill, Manners and Miller […]; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Dublin: M. N. Mahon, Gilbert and Hodges, and R. Milliken, 1814. [14F]; [14, 15]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; CUL; NLS].

14/36. Svin’in, Pavel Petrovich, 1788–1839. Sketches of Russia, Illustrated with Fifteen Engravings. London, 1814. [14R]; [14, 31]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/37. Thiebaut de Berneaud, Arsene, 1777–1850. A Voyage to the Isle of Elba; with Notices of the Other Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Trans. fr. French by William Jerdan. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. [14I]; [8°]; [lst. QR, 12 (July 1814), 514]; [NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

14/38. Tronchet, Louis. Picture of Paris; Being a Complete Guide to All the Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, and Curiosities in that Metropolis […] with Maps and Views. London, 1814. [14F]; [14(2); 15; 17]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

14/39. Wansey, Henry, 1751?–827. A Visit to Paris in June 1814. London: R. Cruttwell; Bath: J. Robinson, 1814. [14F]; [8°]; [rev. QR, (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL; URL].

14/40. Weir, James. Island of Elba. With Four Interesting Views of the Capital. London, 1814. [14I]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [NUL].

14/41. Weston, Stephen, F.R.S., 1747–1830. A Slight Sketch of Paris; or, Some Account of the French Capital in Its Improved State, since 1802; by a Visiter. London: Published by Robert Baldwin, Paternoster-Row. 1814. [14F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl Douce PP88; BrL].

14/42. Wolff, Jens, fl. 1793. Sketches on a Tour to Copenhagen, through Norway and Sweden, Interspersed with Historical and Other Anecdotes of Public and Private Characters. To Which Are Added an Appendix Relative to the Political State of Norway. London, 1814. [14D; 14Sd]; [14, 16]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; TrC].


15/1.    [Anon.] A Picture of St. Petersburgh, Represented in a Collection of Twenty Views […] Taken on the Spot […] and Accompanied with an Historical and Descriptive Account. London, 1815. [15R]; [2°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; TrC].

15/2.    [Anon.] A Tour through Some Parts of Istria, Carniola, Styria, Austria, the Tyrol, Italy, and Sicily, in 1814. By a Young English Merchant. London: Printed for Gale and Fenner, 1815. [15A; 15I]; [4°]; [possibly 1st edn of Baring, T., Tour through Italy, 1815]; [GKress 21114; NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL].

*15/3. [Anon.] Brief Memoir Respecting the Waldenses or Vaudois, Inhabitants of the Vallies of Piedmont; the Result of Observations Made during a Short Residence, amongst that Interesting People in the Autumn of 1814. By a Clergyman of the Church of England. 2nd edn. London: Printed for J. Hatchard […] and Sold by Ogles, Duncan, and Cockran, 1815. [15F; 15I]; [12°]; [NSTC; 1st edn xNSTC; PC]; [BrL; UCL].

15/4.    [Anon.] Letters from France; Written by a Modern Tourist in that Country; and Descriptive of Some of the Most Amusing Manners and Customs of the French. With Characteristic Illustrations, from Drawings Taken on the Spot; by M. S.. London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by T. Sotheran, 1815. [15F]; [repr. 1893: possible attrib. Benjamin Rotch]; [NSTC]; [CUL; UCR].

15/5.    [Anon.] The Traveller’s Guide: Containing the Roads and Stations through France and Germany, the Distances of the Principal Cities from Each Other, and All the Interesting and Curious Objects Contained in Any of Them. Amsterdam: Printed for E. Maaskamp, [1815?]. [15F; 15Ge]; [8°]; [GKress 21116.20; NSTC]; [BrL].

15/6.    Alison, Archibald, Sir, Bart., 1792–1867. Travels in France, during the Years 1814–15. Comprising a Residence at Paris, during the Stay of the Allied Armies, and at Aix, at the Period of the Landing of Bonaparte. 2 vols. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Black, Parry, and Co. T. Underwood, London; Macredie, Skelly, and Muckersy, 52, Prince’s Street, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming, Dublin. 1815. [15F]; [15(2), 16]; [8°]; [GKress 21115; NSTC]; [BrL; √+BMI]; [Notes: BrL attribs: Vol. 1 by Sir Archibald Alison, William P. Alison and John Hope. Vol. 2 by Alexander Fraser Tytler].

15/7.    Baring, T. A Tour through Italy, Sicily, Istria, Carniola, the Tyrol and Austria in 1814. [London], 1815. [15A; 15I]; [15, 17]; [Brand; xNSTC, but see Anon., A Tour through Some Parts of Istria, Carniola […], 1815, as possible 1st edn].

15/8.    Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856. A Short Description of the Island of Elba, and Town of Porto-Ferrajo; Illustrative of the View Now Exhibiting in Henry Aston Barker’s Panorama, Leicester Square. Price Sixpence. [London], 1815. [15I]; [6d]; [NSTC]; [√+ Bodl 17006 d.235(2)].

15/9.    Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856. Explanation of the View of the Interior of the City of Paris. Now Exhibiting in the Large Circle, Barker’s Panorama, Strand. Near Surrey-Street. [London]: J. Adlard, Printer, 23, Bartholomew-Close, and 39, Duke-Street. West Smithfield. 1815. [15F]; [8°; 6d]; [NSTC]; [√+ Bodl 17006 d.235(3)].

15/10. Barnes, John. A Tour throughout the Whole of France; or, New Topographical and Historical Sketch of All Its Most Important Interesting Cities, Towns […] Rivers, Antiquities, &c., Interspersed with Curious and Illustrative Anecdotes of the Manners, Customs, Dress, &c. of the Inhabitants. London: William Darton, 1815. [15F]; [12°; pp. 112]; [NSTC]; [Bodl 203 g.385; BrL; CUL].

15/11. Bernard, Richard Boyle. A Tour through Some Parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium, during the Summer and Autumn of 1814. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. [15F; 15Ge; 15H; 15Sw]; [8°; pp. 336]; [rev. MR, (Oct. 1816), 166]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CSL].

15/12. Bowdler, Thomas, F.R.S., 1754–1825. A Postscript to the Letters Written in France, in 1814. [Bath]: Printed by Richard Cruttwell, Bath; and Sold by John Robinson and J. Hatchard, London, 1815. [15F]; [15(2)]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; CUL].

15/13. Bowdler, Thomas, F.R.S., 1754–1825. A Short View of the Life and Character of Lieutenant-General Villettes, Late Lieutenant-Governor and Commander of the Forces in Jamaica. To Which Are Added Letters Written during a Journey from Calais to Geneva, and St. Bernard in the Year 1814. With an Appendix Containing a Few Original Letters and Anecdotes of the Late Madame Elizabeth de France. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, and sold by J. Robinson and J. Hatchard, London, 1815. [15F; 15Sw]; [8°; pp. 159]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; URL].

15/14. Boyce, Edmund. The Belgian Traveller, or a Complete Guide through the United Netherlands Containing a Full Description of Every Town […] to Which Is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the History […] and the Manners & Customs of the Inhabitants […] with a Large Map and Plan of Brussels. London: Samuel Leigh, 1815. [15H]; [15, 16, 23, 27, 35]; [12°; pp. xv. 272]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL; NLS].

15/15. Broughton, Samuel Daniel, 1787–1837. Letters from Portugal, Spain, & France: Written during the Campaigns of 1812, 1813, & 1814, Addressed to a Friend in England. Describing the Leading Features of the Provinces Passed through and the State of Society, Manners, Habits &c. of the People. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. [15F; 15Po; 15Sp]; [8°; pp. vi. 412]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; NRLF].

15/16. Campbell, Charles. The Traveller’s Complete Guide through Belgium, Holland and Germany; Containing a Particular Account of the Public Buildings, Places of Amusement, and Curiosities; with Accurate Tables of Distances in English Miles from One Town to Another; the Best Inns Pointed out, and a Description of Every Thing Worthy the Attention of Gentlemen, Lovers of the Fine Arts, and Travellers in General. London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1815. [15Ge; 15H]; [15, 17]; [12°; pp. vi. 365]; [NSTC]; [BrL; NLS].

*15/17. Cayley, Cornelius, 1727–1779. A Tour through Holland, Flanders, and Part of France: Containing a Particular and Exact Account of Most of the Great Towns, Roads, Methods of Travelling, Customs, Manners, Religion, &c. in Those Countries. By Cornelius Cayley, Jun.. A new edition. Leeds: Printed by and for James Nichols; Sold in London by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1815. [15F; 15H]; [1777; 15(2)]; [NSTC]; [Bodl].

15/18. Chateaubriand, Francois Rene de, Vicomte, 1768–1848. Letter from Rome, Addressed to M. de Fontanes […] Translated by W. Joseph Walter. Trans. fr. French, by W. Joseph Walter. [London?], 1815. [15I]; [8°; pp. 48]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

15/19. Chateaubriand, Francois Rene de, Vicomte, 1768–1848. Recollections of Italy, England and America, with Essays on Various Subjects, in Morals and Literature. Trans. fr. French. 2 vols. London: Henry Colburn, 1815. [15I; 15U; 15AmN]; [15(2)]; [8°]; [NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

15/20. Cockburn, George, Sir, General, 1763–1847. A Voyage to Cadiz and Gibraltar up the Mediterranean to Sicily and Malta, in 1810, & 11. Including a Description of Sicily and the Lipari Islands, and an Excursion in Portugal. 2 vols. London: J. Harding, 1815. [15I; 15Po; 15Sp]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; URLSC].

15/21. Coxe, Henry [Possibly a pseudonym of Millard, John]. Pictures of Italy; Being a Guide to the Antiquities and Curiosities of that Classical and Interesting Country: Containing Sketches of Manners, Society, and Customs; and an Itinerary of Distances in Posts and English Miles, Best Inns, &c. with a Minute Description of Rome, Florence, Naples, & Venice, and their Environs. To Which Are Prefixed, Directions to Travellers; and Dialogues in English, French, & Italian. By Henry Coxe, Esq.. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely & Jones. 1815. [15I]; [15, 18, 25]; [12°; pp. liv. 478]; [NSTC; PC]; [√+Bodl 8oV136Jur; BrL].

15/22. Cumberland, George, 1754–1848. Views in Spain and Portugal Taken during the Campaigns of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, By George Cumberland, Jr., only 30 Copies Printed. [nL], [?1815]. [15Po; 15Sp]; [2°]; [Hammond; NSTC]; [BrL].

15/23. Engelbach, Lewis. Naples, and the Campagna Felice, in a Series of Letters Addressed to a Friend in England, in 1802. London: R. Ackermann, 1815. [15I]; [8°; pp. 412; aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson; 1l. 1s.]; [rev. BrC, 7 n.s. (Feb. 1817), 206–8]; [NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; Clark].

15/24. Fellowes, William Dorset. Paris; during the Interesting Month of July, 1815. A Series of Letters, Addressed to a Friend in London. By W. D. Fellowes, Esq. London: Printed for Gale and Fenner, Paternoster-Row. 1815. [15F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; √+UBirm DC731].

15/25. Hoare, Richard Colt, Sir, Bart., 1758–1838. Hints to Travellers in Italy. By R. C. H.. London: Printed for W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James’s; for John Murray, Albemarle-Street. 1815. [15I]; [12°]; [lst QR, 13 (Apr. 1815), 285]; [Brand; NSTC; PC]; [√+Bodl 8oD 119Art; BrL; NLS].

15/26. Hoare, Richard Colt, Sir, Bart., 1758–1838. Recollections Abroad during the Years 1784, 1785, 1786. Bath, 1815. [15I]; [Brand, 25 copies; xNSTC].

15/27. Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788–1873. Travels in the Ionian Isles, Albania, Thessaly, and Greece, in 1812 and 1813. Together with an Account of a Residence at Joannina, the Capitol and Court of Ali Pacha; and with a More Cursory Sketch of a Route through Attica, the Morea, &c.. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. [15Gr; 15T]; [15, 19]; [4°]; [lst. QR, 13 (Apr. 1815), 285; rev. EdR, (1815), 455–85]; [NSTC; Weber II: 37/GT1306]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL; URL].

15/28. Horne, Thomas Hartwell, 1780–1862. An Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe, during the Years 1812, 1813, 1814, & 1815. Comprising a Series of Views of Paris, Moscow, the Kremlin, Dresden, Berlin, the Battles of Leipsic […] Together with a History of those Momentous Transactions. London: R. Bowyer, 1815. [15F; 15Ge; 15R]; [2°; pp. 27]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

15/29. Johnston, Robert, A.M., Esq., 1783–1839. Travels through Part of the Russian Empire, and Poland, along the Southern Shores of the Baltic. London, 1815. [15Pr; 15R]; [4°]; [lst. QR, 14 (Oct. 1815), 282]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

15/30. Jouy, Victor Joseph Etienne de, 1764–1846. The Paris Spectator; or l’Hermite de la Chaussée d’Antin. Containing Observations upon Parisian Manners and Customs at the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century. Translated from the French. By W. Jerdan. In Three Volumes. Trans. fr. French, by William Jerdan. 3 vols. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1815. [15F]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [√+ Bodl 249 s.222; BrL].

15/31. Jouy, Victor Joseph Etienne de, 1764–1846. Paris Chit Chat; or, A View of the Society, Manners, Customs, Literature, and Amusements of the Parisians. Being a Translation of ‘Guillaume le Franc-Parleur,’ and a Sequel to ‘L’Hermite de la Chaussee d’Antin’. Trans. fr. French. 3 vols. London: T. Hookham and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1815–16. [15F; 16F]; [12°]; [NSTC, v. 3, 1816]; [Bodl; BrL; URLSC].

15/32. Laing, John. An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; Containing a Description of that Country; of the Zoology of the North; and of the Shetland Isles; with an Account of the Whale Fishery. With an Appendix Containing Observations on the Variation of the Compass, &c., by a Gentleman of the Navy. London, 1815. [15R]; [15, 18, 20, 22, 25]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

15/33. Manners, John Henry, 5th Duke of Rutland, 1778–1857. Journal of a Short Trip to Paris during the Summer of MDCCCXV. London: Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, [1815]. [15F]; [4°; pp. 59]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl 2Delta 1351(2)].

15/34. Scott, John, 1784–1821. A Visit to Paris in 1814; Being a Review of the Moral, Political, Intellectual and Social Condition of the French Capital. London, 1815. [15F]; [15(3), 16(2)]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL 1049.l.16].

15/35. Simpson, James, 1781–1853. A Visit to Flanders, in July, 1815, Being Chiefly an Account of the Field of Waterloo. With a Short Sketch of Antwerp and Brussels, at that Time Occupied by the Wounded of Both Armies. Edinburgh, 1815. [15F, 15H]; [15(3), 16(3)]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; NLS].

15/36. Truchsess von Waldburg, Ludwig Friedrich, Count, 1776–1844. A Narrative of Napoleon Buonaparte’s Journey from Fontainebleu to Frejus, in April, 1814. By Count Truchses-Waldburg. Attendant Prussian Commissary. Trans. fr. German [by R. P., Jun.]. London: Printed for W. Pople, 67, Chancery Lane. 1815. [15F; 15Ge]; [15, 16]; [8°; 3s]; [NSTC]; [BrL; NLS; UBirm].

15/37. Uklanski, Karl Theodor von, Baron. Travels in Poland, Austria, Saxony, Bavaria, and the Tyrol, in […] 1807 and 1808; in a Series of Letters to a Friend. London, [1815]. [15A; 15Ge; 15I; 15Pr]; [12°]; [lst. QR, 14 (Oct. 1815), 282]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

15/38. Wake, William Robert. Mon Journal d’Huit Jours, or, the History of a Week’s Absence from Maidstone, and of a Visit to France in September, 1814. Maidstone: Printed and Published by T. Wickham, at His Stanhope Printing Office, Week Street, and Sold by the Principal Booksellers in the Country, [n.d.]. [15F]; [8°; pp. iv. 37]; [rev. QR, 12 (Oct. 1814), 46–60]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

15/39. Williams, Helen Maria, 1762–1827. A Narrative of the Events Which Have Taken Place in France from the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte, on the 1st of March, 1815, till the Restoration of Louis XVIII. With an Account of the Present State of Society and Public Opinion. By Helen Maria Williams. London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-Street. 1815. [15F]; [15, 16]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl 2376 e.431; BrL; NLS; UCSB].

15/40. Yossy, Ann. 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. 2 vols. in 1. London: Printed for J. Booth, 1815. [15Sw]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; UCB].


16/1.    [Anon.] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antique Statues, Paintings and Other Productions of the Fine Arts, that Existed in the Louvre, at the Time the Allies Took Possession of Paris in July 1815. To Which Are Added […] Hints to Those Who […] Visit the […] Field of Waterloo. Edinburgh, 1816. [16F; 16H]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; NLS].

16/2.    [Anon.] A Journal of a Voyage down the English Channel in the Autumn of 1815; with Reflections on England and France, Observations on Sea Watering-Places, and an Appendix: Containing an Appeal to the Legislature, and Outlines of a Plan of a Proposed Institution for the Employment of the Industrious and for the Detention and Removal of the Idle and Disorderly. By an Old Seaman. London, 1816. [16F; 16U]; [16(2)]; [12°; pp. 53]; [lst. EdR, 26 (Feb. 1816), 253]; [NSTC]; [BrL; LCon; NUL].

16/3.    [Anon.] A Tour to Paris in the Summer of 1816. By S***** C*******d. London: Printed for the Author, 1816. [16F]; [8°; pp. 35]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

16/4.    [Anon.] Memorandums of a Residence in France, in the Winter of 1815–16, Including Remarks on French Manners and Society, with a Description of the Catacombs, and Notices of Some Other Objects of Curiosity and Works of Art, Not Hitherto Described. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1816. [16F]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; √+UBirm Selbourne DC26; UCB].

16/5.    [Anon.] Peregrine in France. A Lounger’s Journal, in Familiar Letters to His Friend. London, 1816. [16F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; LCon; NLS].

16/6.    [Anon.] The Last Month in Spain; or, Wretched Travelling through a Wretched Country […] In a Series of Letters […] by an English Officer. With a Plan […] and Fourteen Coloured Engravings. London, 1816. [16Sp]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/7.    [Anon.] The Post-Roads in France, with the Routes Which Conduct to the Principal Cities in Europe; Being a Translation of the Etat General des Postes. For 1816. Trans. fr. French. London: Samuel Leigh, 1816. [16F]; [12°; pp. 319]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

16/8.    [Anon.] The Swiss Tourist, or […] Guide through the […] Scenery of Switzerland […] Compiled from M. Bourret, Reichard, Cambry, and Catteau. With a […] Map. London, 1816. [16Sw]; [12°]; [lst. QR, 15 (July 1816), 581]; [NSTC]; [CUL; BrL; NLS].

16/9.    [Anon.] The Traveller’s Guide through the United Netherlands. Amsterdam, 1816. [16H]; [NSTC]; [Bodl].

16/10. Blayney, Andrew Thomas, Baron, 1770–1834. Sequel to a Narrative of a Forced Journey through Spain and France, as a Prisoner of War in 1810 to 3; Including Observations on the Present State of Ireland, &c. London, 1816. [16F; 16Sp; 16U]; [rev. QR, 15 (Apr. 1816), 183–87]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [TrC].

16/11. Coxe, Henry [Possibly a pseudonym of Millard, John]. The Traveller’s Guide in Switzerland, Describing Every Object of Curiosity, with a Detailed Account of the Cities of Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, and Zurich, the Alpine Passes of the Simplon, St. Gothard, and St. Bernard, and the Glaciers of Chamouny and Grindlewald […] with […] a Narrative of the Various Attempts to Ascend Mont Blanc. London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1816. [16Sw]; [12°; pp. xxxvi. 210; map]; [lst. QR, 15 (July 1816), 581]; [NSTC, as John Millard]; [BrL; CUL; NLS].

16/12. Guillaume de Vaudoncourt, Frédéric, Baron, 1772–1845. Memoirs on the Ionian Islands, Considered in a Commercial, Political, and Military Point of View; in Which Their Advantages of Position Are Described, as Well as Their Relations with the Greek Continent; Including the Life and Character of Ali Pacha, the Present Ruler of Greece; Together […] Translated from the Original Inedited MS. by W. Walton. London, 1816. [16Gr]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; NLS].

16/13. Hervé, Peter. How to Enjoy Paris: Being a Guide to the Visitor of the French Metropolis, etc.. 2 vols. London, 1816. [16F]; [16, 18]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

16/14. Hills, Robert, 1769–1844. Sketches in Flanders and Holland; with Some Account of a Tour through Parts of Those Countries, Shortly after the Battle of Waterloo. London, 1816. [16H]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/15. Hobhouse, John Cam, Baron Broughton, 1786–1869. The Substance of Some Letters Written by an Englishman Resident at Paris during the Last Reign of the Emperor Napoleon; with an Appendix of Official Documents. 2 vols. London: Ridgways, 1816. [16F]; [16, 17(2)]; [8°]; [rev. EdR, 26 (Feb. 1816), 215–33]; [cited LBJ 5:77 as 1815; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; UCSB].

16/16. James, John Thomas, 1786–1828. Journal of a Tour in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, during the Years 1813 and 1814. 2 vols. London: J. Murray, 1816. [16Ge; 16Pr; 16R; 16Sd]; [16, 17, 19]; [4°; 3l. 3s.]; [rev. BrC, 7, n.s. (Jan. 1817), 1–14; cont. (Feb. 1817), 135–44; rev. MR, (Jan. 1817), 1]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

16/17. Jouy, Victor Joseph Etienne de, 1764–1846. Paris Chit Chat; or, A View of the Society, Manners, Customs, Literature, and Amusements of the Parisians. Being a Translation of ‘Guillaume le Franc-Parleur,’ and a Sequel to ‘L’Hermite de la Chaussee d’Antin’. Trans. fr. French. 3 vols. London: T. Hookham and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1815–16. [15F; 16F]; [NSTC, v. 3, 1816]; [Bodl; BrL; URLSC].

16/18. Keating, Maurice Bagenal St. Leger, ?–1835. Travels in Europe and Africa: Comprising a Journey through France, Spain, and Portugal to Morocco, with a Particular Account of that Empire; also a Second Tour through France in 1814, in which a Comparison Is Drawn between the Present and Former State of that Country and Its Inhabitants. 2 vols in 1. London: H. Colburn, 1816. [16F; 16Po; 16Sp; 16As]; [4°]; [rev. QR, 15 (Apr. 1816), 139–83]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; CSL].

16/19. Leblich, Domingo Badía y, 1766–1818. Travels of Ali Bey: in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey between the Years 1803 and 1807. Written by Himself, and Illustrated by Maps and Numerous Plates. Trans. fr. French. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, 1816. [16T; 16Af; 16As]; [14, 16]; [4°]; [LTE, 1: 34; NSTC]; [BrL; CUL; NLS].

16/20. Legh, Thomas, M.P., 1793–1857. Narrative of a Journey in Egypt and the Country beyond the Cataracts. London: John Murray, 1816. [16Af; 16Gr]; [16, 17, 18]; [4°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/21. Marriott, John, Rev., 1780–1825. Hints to a Traveller into Foreign Countries. London, 1816. [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL].

16/22. Maule, Francis. Memoirs of the Principal Events in the Campaigns of North Holland and Egypt: together with a Brief Description of the Islands of Crete, Rhodes, Syracuse. London, 1816. [16Gr; 16I]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/23. Milford, John. Peninsular Sketches, during a Recent Tour. London, 1816. [16Sp]; [8°]; [rev. MR, 82]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

16/24. Milton, Henry. Letters on the Fine Arts Written from Paris in the Year 1815. London, 1816. [16F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/25. Mitchell, James, LL.D., F.G.S., 1786?–1844. A Tour through Belgium, Holland, along the Rhine, and through the North of France, in the Summer of 1816, in Which Is Given an Account of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Polity, and of the System of Education of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; with Remarks on the Fine Arts, Commerce, and Manufactures. London: Longman and Co., 1816. [16F; 16H]; [16, 19]; [8°; 12s]; [lst. BrC, 7 n.s. (Jan. 1817), 110; rev. MR, (Nov. 1817), 280]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

16/26. Reichard, Heinrich August Ottokar, 1751–1828. An Itinerary of France and Belgium, or an Account of the Post and Cross Roads, Rivers […] of Both Countries. Trans. fr. French. London, 1816. [16F; 16H; 16Sw]; [16, 18]; [12°]; [lst. QR, 15 (July 1816), 581]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

16/27. Romberg, J. B. Brussels and Its Environs […] with a Description of Those Places Which Have Become Celebrated in Consequence of the […] Victory of Waterloo. To Which Is Annexed, a Detail of the Battle. London, 1816. [16H]; [16, 24]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL].

16/28. Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne Galton, Mrs, 1778–1856. Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal des Champs; Including Biographical Memoirs of Its Latter Inhabitants (Account of a Visit to the Ruins of Port Royal des Champs […] with Notes Describing Its Original State). London, 1816. [16F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

16/29. Scott, John, 1784–1821. Paris Revisited, in 1815. By Way of Brussels: Including a Walk over the Field of Battle at Waterloo. By John Scott, Author of A Visit to Paris in 1814; and Editor of the Champion, a London Weekly Journal. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1816. [16F; 16H]; [16(3)]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; √+BMI].

16/30. Scott, Walter, Sir, Bart., 1771–1832. Paul’s Letters to his Kinsfolk. Edinburgh: Constable; London: Murray and Longman, 1816. [16F; 16H]; [16(3), 17]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; NLS].

16/31. Uklanski, Karl Theodor von, Baron. Travels in Upper Italy, Tuscany, and the Ecclesiastical State; in a Series of Letters, Written to a Friend in the Years 1807 and 1808; to Which Are Added, a Few Occasional Poems. 2 vols. London: J. Hatchard, 1816. [16I]; [12°]; [Brand; NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL].

16/32. Watts, William. A Description of a Journey through Part of French Flanders […] in the Month of March, 1816. London, 1816. [16F; 16H]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL].

16/33. Wilkins, William, M.A., 1778–1839. Atheniensia, or Remarks on the Topography and Buildings of Athens. London, 1816. [16Gr]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].


17/1.    [Anon.] Journal of an English Traveller, from 1814 to 1816; or Memoirs and Anecdotes of Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales and of Her Court, with Letters of Her Royal Highness, the Earl of Liverpool, Mr. Whitbread, &c. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. 1817. [17I]; [17(2), 20]; [8°; pp. 55]; [NSTC; PC]; [√+Bodl 8oM135(2)BS]; [Notes: less a travel journal than a defence of Queen Caroline and her choice of Italian courtiers].

17/2.    Beaufoy, Mark, F.R.S., 1764–1827. Account of Colonel Beaufoy’s Journey to the Summit of Mount Blanc. [Edinburgh, 1817]. [17F]; [8°]; [NSTC, ‘Extracted from Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, April 1817’]; [NLS].

17/3.    Burrow, Edward John, D.D., F.R.S., 1785–1861. The Elgin Marbles: with an Abridged Historical and Topographical Account of Athens […] Vol.I. Illustrated with Forty Plates Drawn and Etched by the Author. Vol. 1 of 1. London: Ogles, Duncan & Cochran, 1817. [17Gr]; [17, 37]; [8°; pp. xvi. 253]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

17/4.    Coxe, Henry [Possibly a pseudonym of Millard, John]. The Gentleman’s Guide in his Tour through France; Being Particularly Descriptive of the Southern and Western Departments […] by Henry Coxe. London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, [1817]. [17F]; [12°; pp. lvi. 372; map]; [NSTC, as John Millard]; [BrL; LCon]; [Notes: repr. of Millard’s Gentleman’s Guide, 1783?].

17/5.    Defauconpret, August Jean Baptiste, 1767–1843. A Fortnight in London; or a Sketch of English Manners, as Represented in France, at the Close of the Year 1815. Trans. and abr. fr. French. Paris; London, 1817. [17F; 17U]; [2s]; [lst. BrC, 7 n.s. (Jan. 1817), 111]; [NSTC]; [Harv].

17/6.    Eaton, Charlotte Anne, formerly Charlotte Anne Waldie, 1788–1859. Narrative of a Residence in Belgium during the Campaign of 1815; and of a Visit to the Field of Waterloo: by an Englishwoman. London: John Murray, 1817. [17H]; [8°; 10s. 6d]; [rev. BrC, 7 n.s. (Apr. 1817), 417–21]; [NSTC, also attrib. Jane Waldie, afterwards Watts, 1793–1826]; [BrL; SRLF].

17/7.    Emiliane, Gabriel d’. The Frauds of Romish Monks and Priests, Shewing the Abominable Deceptions and Practices of the Church of Rome. By a Frenchman Who Was Formerly a Monk. London: Reprinted by G. Pigott, 1817. [17I]; [17, 21, 27]; [12°; pp. 344]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

17/8.    Evans, John, LL.D., 1767–1827, and John Evans, Jun. An Excursion to Windsor, in July, 1810, through Battersea, Putney, Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, and Hampton-Court; Interspersed with Historical and Biographical Anecdotes, for the Improvement of the Rising Generation: with An Account of His Majesty’s Last Walk on the Terrace of Windsor Castle. Also A Sail down the River Medway, July 1811, from Maidstone to Rochester, and from Rochester to the Nore, upon the Opening of the Oyster Beds. By John Evans, A.M. Master of a Seminary for a Limited Number of Pupils, Pullin’s Row, Islington. To Which Is Annexed, A Journal of a Trip to Paris, in the Autumn of 1816, by Way of Ostend, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, and Waterloo. Embellished with Wood Cuts. By John Evans, Jun. A.M. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, No. 20, Pater-Noster Row. 1817. [17F; 17H; 17U]; [8°; pp. x. 558]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; √+UBirm rDA690.W76].

17/9.    Gell, William, Sir, 1777–1836. Itinerary of the Morea: Being a Description of the Routes of that Peninsula. London: Rodwell and Martin, 1817. [17Gr]; [8°]; [NSTC; Weber II: 46/GT1783]; [Bodl].

17/10. Gell, William, Sir, 1777–1836, and John Peter Gandy, 1787–1850. Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii […] By Sir W. Gell and J. P. Gandy. 2 vols. London, 1817–18. [17I; 18I]; [8°]; [17, 18, 21]; [NSTC, as 1817/19]; [Bodl].

17/11. Graves, George, 1754–1839. The Naturalist’s Pocket-Book, or Tourist’s Companion, Being a Brief Introduction to the Different Branches of Natural History with Approved Methods for Collecting and Preserving the Various Production of Nature. London: Printed by W. and S. Graves, [1817]. [8°]; [NSTC, as 1818]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

17/12. Hoare, Richard Colt, Sir, Bart., 1758–1838. Recollections Abroad: Journals of Tours on the Continent between 1785 and 1791. Bath, 1817. [17I]; [-xNSTC].

17/13. Hoare, Richard Colt, Sir, Bart., 1758–1838. Recollections Abroad, during the Year 1790, Sicily and Malta. Bath: Richard Cruttwell, 1817. [17I]; [8°]; [Brand; NSTC, Priv. printed, 50 copies; PC]; [Bodl; BrL].

17/14. Jurgenson, Jorgen, 1780–1845. Travels through France and Germany. In the Years 1815, 1816 & 1817. Comprising a View of the Moral, Political, and Social State of those Countries, Interspersed with Numerous Historical and Political Anecdotes, Derived from Authentic Sources. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, 1817. [17F; 17Ge]; [8°]; [rev. EdR, (Aug. 1817), 371–90; MR, 86, 203]; [Corvey, as ‘Jorgen Jüggenen’; NSTC]; [BrL; CUL; NLS].

17/15. Keating, Maurice Bagenal St. Leger, ?–1835. Travels through France and Spain to Morocco. By Colonel Maurice Keatinge: Comprising a Narrative of the Author’s Residence in that Empire. With an Account of The British Embassy to the Court of Morocco under the Late George Payne, Esq. Consul-General. To Which Is Added a Second Journey through France in 1814. Embellished with Numerous Plates Illustrative of French, Spanish, and African Scenery, Antiquities, and Costume, from Drawings Made on the Spot by the Author. 2 vols. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit-Street, Hanover-Square. 1817. [17F; 17Sp; 17Af]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

17/16. Mawman, Joseph. A Picturesque Tour through France, Switzerland, on the Banks of the Rhine, and through Part of the Netherlands: in the Year M,DCCCXVI. London: Printed for J. Mawman, 39, Ludgate Street. 1817. [17F; 17Ge; 17H; 17Sw]; [8°]; [lst. BrC, 2 (1817), 420]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; √+BrL 1049.l.8].

17/17. Mazzinghi, Giovanni. Guida alle antichita, e alle curiosita nella citta di Napoli e nelle sue vicinanze, etc. – A Guide to the Antiquities and Curiosities in the City of Naples and Its Environs. Compiled from the Best Authors. Naples, 1817. [17I]; [12°]; [Ital. and Eng.]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

17/18. Mercier, Louis-Sebastien, 1740–1814. Paris: Including a Description of the Principal Edifices and Curiosities of that Metropolis. With a Sketch of the Customs and Manners of the Parisians under the Old Regime. Trans. fr. French. 2 vols. London, 1817. [17F]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; Harv].

17/19. Merritt, John. Letters Written from France and the Netherlands, in the Summer of 1817. Liverpool, [1817]. [17F; 17H]; [8°]; [NSTC, ‘repr. fr. Liverpool Saturday’s Advertiser’]; [BrL].

17/20. Morgan, Sydney Owenson, Lady, 1783–1859. France. London, 1817. [17F]; [17(2), 18(2)]; [4°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; Harv; TrC].

17/21. Norie, John William, 1772–1843. The New Mediterranean Pilot, Containing Sailing Directions for the Coasts of France, Spain, and Portugal, from Ushant to Gibraltar; also […] for Navigating the Various Coasts […] and Harbours in the Mediterranean Sea. London, 1817. [17F; 17Po; 17Sp]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

17/22. Paterson, John, D.D., 1776–1855, and Ebenezer Henderson, D.D., 1784–1858. Extracts of Letters from the Rev. John Paterson and the Rev. Ebenezer Henderson during their Respective Tours through the East Sea Provinces of Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Jutland, Holstein, Swedish Pomerania, &c. to Promote the Objects of the British and Foreign Bible Society. London: B. & F. B. S., 1817. [17D; 17R; 17Sd]; [8°; pp. 58]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL; Harv].

17/23. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797–1851, and Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792–1822. History of a Six Weeks’ Tour through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland: with Letters Descriptive of a Sail round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni. London: Published by T. Hookham, Jun. Old Bond Street; and C. and J. Ollier, Welbeck Street, 1817. [17F; 17Ge; 17H; 17Sw]; [17, 29]; [8°; pp. vi. 183]; [rev. EcR, s. 2, v. 9 (May 1818), 470–74; rev. BEM, (July 1818); rev. MR, 88 (Jan. 1819), 97–9]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl 8oM27BS; BrL; NLS; SRLF].

17/24. Sheppard, John, 1785–1879. Letters, Descriptive of a Tour through Some Parts of France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, in 1816: with Incidental Reflections on Some Topics Connected with Religion. Edinburgh: Printed for Oliphant, Waugh & Innes, 1817. [17F; 17Ge; 17I; 17Sw]; [8°]; [rev. EcR, s. 2, v. 9 (Jan. 1818), 62–71]; [NSTC]; [BrL; NLS]; [Notes: contains blank verse address to Mont Blanc].

17/25. Southwell, Mary Elizabeth, Baroness de Clifford. A Short Journal of a Tour, Made through Part of France, Switzerland, and the Banks of the Rhine, to Spa, Antwerp, Ghent, &c. By Lady de Clifford, in the Months of May, June, July and August, in 1817. Richmond, Surrey: Printed by F. H. Wall. [1817]. [17F; 17Ge; 17H; 17Sw]; [12°; pp. 134]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; √+BrL 10106.aaa.3].

17/26. Stevenson, Seth William, 1784–1853. Journal of a Tour through Part of France, Flanders, and Holland. Norwich: Printed (not for sale) at the Norfolk Chronicle Press, by Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson, 1817. [17F; 17H]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; CUL; UCR].

17/27. Sugden, John. The Traveller’s Guide to France and the Netherlands: Containing the Various Modes & Expences of Travelling in those Countries, the Comparative Value of French, Dutch, Belgian & English Money. To Which Is Added the Route from London to Geneva, Lausanne and Newchatel. London: Printed for T. Boosey, 1817. [17F; 17H; 17Sw]; [12°]; [GKress  21857; NSTC]; [BrL].

17/28. Troye, J. B. A Short Account of Mont Blanc and the Valley of Chamouni; with an Historical Sketch of the City of Geneva; Serving to Illustrate the Models of those Places, Carved in Wood, by J. Troye, and Now Exhibiting at the Museum, Piccadilly. London, 1817. [17F]; [17, 19]; [8°; plate and a plan]; [NSTC]; [NLS].

17/29. Vaux, Frances Bowyer, fl. 1815–1825. The Happy Travellers; or, A Trip to France. For the Amusement of Young Persons. By F. B. Vaux. London: Printed for Darton, Harvey, and Darton, 1817. [17F]; [8°; pp. 187]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; NLS].

17/30. Walford, S. C. Recollections of a Ramble, during the Summer of 1816, in a Letter to a Friend. London: Smith and Elder, 1817. [pp. vii. 149]; [NSTC]; [Bodl].

17/31. Weston, Stephen, F.R.S., 1747–1830. Two Sketches of France, Belgium, and Spa, in Two Tours during the Summers of 1771 and 1816; with a Portrait of Napoleon’s Guide at Waterloo. By the Author of Letters from Paris in 1802, 3. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817. [17F; 17H]; [8°; 7s.]; [lst. BrC, 7 n.s. (Feb. 1817), 214; lst. advert. in Weston, La Scava, 1818]; [NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].


18/1.    [Anon.] A Cruise; or, Three Months on the Continent. By a Naval Officer. London: Low & Whittaker, 1818. [8°; pp. iv. 129]; [lst. EcR, s. 2, v. 9 (Apr. 1818), 400]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

18/2.    [Anon.] Billets in the Low Countries, 1814 to 1817. In a Series of Letters. Embellished with Coloured Plates. London: J. J. Stockdale, 1818. [18H]; [12°; pp. 228]; [NSTC, plates attrib. George Cruikshank]; [BrL; CUL; Harv].

*18/3. [Anon.] The Traveller’s Guide to St. Petersburgh, by Way of Sweden, and Thence to Moscow, Riga, Mittau, and Berlin, with Modes & Expences of Travelling in Those Countries, a Description of the Post Towns and Every Thing Interesting, in the Russian and Prussian Capitals, &c., Also with a Comparison of the Money of Different Countries with England. 2nd edn. London, Boosey, 1818. [18Ge; 18Pr; 18R; 18Sd]; [xNSTC; 1st edn xNSTC]; [URL].

18/4.    Barker, Henry Aston, 1774–1856. Description of the View of Athens, and Surrounding Country; Now Exhibiting in Henry Aston Barker and John Burford’s Panorama, Strand: with an Improved Explanation, Giving a Complete Outline of the Whole Picture, with Numbers and References. London, 1818. [18Gr]; [NSTC]; [Harv].

18/5.    Beyle, Marie Henri, 1783–1842 (‘Stendhal’). Rome, Naples, and Florence, in 1817. Sketches of the Present State of Society, Manners, Arts, Literature, &c. in these Celebrated Cities, by the Count de Stendhal. [Trans. fr. French.] London: Printed for Henry Colburn, Public Library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. 1818. [18I]; [8°; pp. xiv. 339]; [rev. EcR, s. 2, v. 9 (May 1818), 474–85]; [NSTC; PC]; [√+Bodl 8oM135(1)BS; BrL].

18/6.    Bingley, William, Rev., 1774–1866. Biographical Conversations on Celebrated Travellers; Comprehending Distinct Narratives of Their Personal Adventures. By the Rev. William Bingley, M.A. F.L.S. Designed for the Use of Young Persons.  London, 1818. [18F; 18Ge; 18I; 18Sp; 18Sw]; [18, 19, 26, 40]; [LCon]; [Notes: Dialogue giving biographies of travellers and synopses of their travels: Ludovico Verthema (Damascus to Medina, Meca, India); Sir Thomas Roe (Court of Great Mogul); Sir George Wheler (Greece); Rev Henry Maundrell (Holy Land); John Bell (Petersburgh to Ispahan); Frederick Lewis Norden (Egypt, Nubia); Peter Kalm (North America); Samuel Hearne (Northern Oceans); Dr John Moore (France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy); Henry Swinburne (Spain)];

18/7.    Bramsen, John Andre. Letters of a Prussian Traveller: Descriptive of a Tour through Sweden, Prussia, Austria, Hungary, Istria, the Ionian Islands, Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, Rhodes, the Morea, Greece, Calabria, Italy, the Tyrol, the Banks of the Rhine, Hanover, Holstein, Denmark, Westphalia, Holland; Interspersed with Anecdotes of Distinguished Characters, & Illustrations of Political Occurrences. 2 vols. London: Printed for H. Colburn, 1818. [18A; 18Ge; 18Gr; 18H; 18I; 18Pr; 18Sd]; [18, 20]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC; PC]; [Bodl; BrL; CSL].

18/8.    Bright, Richard, M.D., 1789–1858. Travels from Vienna through Lower Hungary, with Some Remarks on the State of Vienna during the Congress in the Year 1814. Edinburgh: A. Constable and Co., 1818. [18A]; [4°; pp. xviii. 642]; [NSTC, also 8°]; [Bodl; BrL; CUL].

18/9.    Cunningham, John William, 1780–1861. Cautions to Continental Travellers. By J. W. Cunningham, A.M. Late Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge; Vicar of Harrow, Middlesex; and Domestic Chaplain to the Right Hon. Lord Northwick. London: Printed by Ellerton and Henderson, Johnson’s Court; and Sold by J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; Cadell and Davies, Strand; and L. B. Seeley, 169, Fleet Street. 1818. [18, 23]; [12°; pp. vii. 98]; [MR: pp. 106; 3s. 6d. bds; 12°]; [rev. MR, 89 (Aug. 1819), 445–6]; [NSTC]; [√+Bodl 8oO14(2)BS].

18/10. Dodd, Charles Edward. An Autumn near the Rhine; or, Sketches of Courts, Society, Scenery, &c. in Some of the German States Bordering on the Rhine. London, 1818. [18Ge]; [18, 21]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

18/11. Ebel, Johann Gottfried, 1764–1830. The Traveller’s Guide through Switzerland […] a New Edition, Arranged and Improved by D. Wall […] With a Complete Atlas. Trans. fr. German. 2 pts. London, 1818. [18Sw]; [18(2), 19, 20, 35]; [12°]; [NSTC]; [BrL; Harv].

18/12. Ebel, Johann Gottfried, 1764–1830. An Atlas to Ebel’s Traveller’s Guide through Switzerland; Containing Panoramic Views of the Mountains, &c., &c., a Vocabulary of the Swiss Dialect, Familiar Phrases in the Romance Language, and Keller’s Accurate Map. London, 1818. [18Sw]; [18, 19, 35]; [8°]; [NSTC]; [NLS].

18/13. Fellowes, William Dorset. A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817; with Notes Taken during a Tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris […] Illustrated with Coloured Engravings. London, 1818. [18F]; [18(2), 20, 23]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [BrL; UBirm].

*18/14. Galignani, Giovanni Antonia, 1757–1821, John Anthony Galignani, 1796–1873, and William Galignani, 1798–1882. Winter Evenings in Paris. 3rd edn. Paris, 1818. [18F]; [Cooper-Richet; xNSTC; 1st edn, xNSTC].

18/15. Galignani, Giovanni Antonia, 1757–1821, John Anthony Galignani, 1796–1873, and William Galignani, 1798–1882. Galignani’s Traveller’s Guide through Switzerland, Chiefly Compiled from the […] Works of Ebel and Coxe: with Numerous Additions and Improvements, etc. Paris: Galignani, 1818. [18Sw]; [18, 23]; [24°; pp. xxxvi. 593]; [NSTC]; [BrL].

18/16. Galignani, Giovanni Antonia, 1757–1821, John Anthony Galignani, 1796–1873, and William Galignani, 1798–1882. Galignani’s Traveller’s Guide through Holland and Belgium […] Carefully Compiled from the Works of Boyce, Reichard and Romberg. Paris: Galignani, 1818. [18H]; [18, 19, 22]; [xNSTC]; [BNF].

18/17. Gell, William, Sir, 1777–1836. Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii […] By Sir W. Gell and J. P. Gandy. 2 vols. London, 1817–18. [17I; 18I]; [8°]; [17, 18, 21]; [NSTC, as 1817/19]; [Bodl].

18/18. Grignon, Pierre Clement, 1723–1794, and Stephen Weston, F.R.S., 1747–1830. La Scava; or, Some Account of an Excavation of a Roman Town on the Hill of Chatelet, in Champagne, between St. Dizier and Joinville, Discovered in the Year 1772: To Which Is Added, A Journey to the Simplon, by Lausanne, and to Mont Blanc, through Geneva. By the Author of ‘Letters from Paris in 1791–2;’ ‘The Praise of Paris in 1802;’ ‘A Slight Sketch in 1814;’ ‘Two Tours in 1817.’. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818. [18F; 18Sw]; [8°; pp. v. 133]; [NSTC]; [BrL; UCB].

18/19. Henderson, Ebenezer, D.D., 1784–1858. Iceland; or the Journal of a Residence in that Island, during the Years 1814 and 1815, Containing Observations on the Natural Phenomena […] ; with an Introduction and Appendix. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1818. [18D]; [18, 19, 31]; [8°]; [Corvey; NSTC]; [Bodl; BrL].

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B. COLBERT. ‘Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840: The European Tour, 1814–1818 (excluding Britain and Ireland)’, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text 13 (Winter 2004). Online: Internet (date accessed): <http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/corvey/articles/cc13_n01.html>.

Benjamin Colbert (BA Tulane, MPhil Oxford, CPhil PhD UCLA) is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton. His publications include vol. 3 of Pickering & Chatto’s British Satire, 1785–1840 series: Complete Longer Satires (2003) and Shelley’s Eye: Travel-Writing and Aesthetic Vision (2005), as well as numerous articles on Romanticism and travel writing. His current research involves preparing the first scholarly edition of the satires of ‘Peter Pindar’ (John Wolcot) and a Bibliography of British Travel Writing, 1780–1840, upon the latter of which this article substantially draws.

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