Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829; A German Prince. [PUECKLER-MUSKAU Herman Ludwig Heinrich von] 1785-1871 [AUSTIN Sarah - translator] 1793-1867 Publisher: Effingham Wilson Publish Year: 1832 Publish Place: London: Royal Exchange London Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006297 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Near Fine Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Jacket Condition: Unknown Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £575.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 1st ed, Near Fine, 1832, 2 vols, complete. In uncut original boards, paper labels, very slight abrasion to one label, corners bumped. Internally, Vol 1, 1832, half title, , (vi-x), , 2-358 pp,  adverts, printed by Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet St. Vol 2, 1832, half title, , (vi-viii), , 2-304 pp. Both volumes, text block head trimmed, remainder not, armorial bookplate to fpds (Sir Joseph Radcliffe Rudding Park), evidence of removed bookplate to feps each with a small hole. Vol 1, upper joint going, advert leaf in Vol 1. 2nd contents leaf of Vol 2 bound in Vol 1 (as issued: it is conjugate with the title. (Folio, both 127*202 mm). (Goedeke 725. Allibone 62). First edition, a translation, by Sarah Austin, of his Ein fragmentarisches Tagebuch aus England, Wales, Irland, und Frankreich, geschrieben in den Jahren 1828 und 1829, which forms the first half of his Briefe eines Verstorbenen. One of the few such touristic accounts which can retain the reader's interest today. Puckler-Muskau, having been divorced from his first wife, cam to England in search of another with enough money to support the ancestral estates. He was a good observer, and the publisher aptly quotes from the review of the German edition by no less than Goethe, praising his "acute, clear and comprehensive eye". The book also has an important place in garden history. He took back from his visits to English gardens ideas which he developed at Muskau, and in his influential book Andeutungen uber Landschaftsmalerei (Stuttgart 1834).