Coxe, William. TRAVELS IN SWITZERLAND, and in the Country of the Grisons: In a series of letters to William Melmoth, Esq. from William Coxe, M.A. F.R.S. F.A.S. Rector of Bemerton; Member of the Imperial Oeconomical Society of St. Petersburgh, of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Copenhagen, and Chaplain to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough. In three volumes. The Second Edition. 3 vols., Second Edition; Vol. I, pp. xiv, 410; very large folding map (a couple of minor tears at folds), 2 plates; Vol. II, [iv], iv, 432(last blank); folding map, 3 plates (2 folding); Vol. III, pp. xii, 420, [28](last blank); appendix, index; full contemporary calf (rebacked, with original backstrips preserved); a very good set. London; Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand; 1791.
***The third volume contains a detailed list of the fauna of Switzerland. Coxe's travels were first published in 1779 under the title "Sketches of the natural, civil and political state of Switzerland" and published under this new title, illustrated for the first time, in 1789. Formerly a curate at Denham, near Uxbridge, Coxe became tutor to the eldest son of the Duke of Marlborough, and two years later undertook his travels through Switzerland in the capacity of travelling tutor to the son of the Earl of Pembroke. Coxe is credited with being the first to apply notions of the "Picturesque" to Switzerland, and with being one of the first to write in such a way as to open the country up to touristic possibilities (see Abbey). #12295

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