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Book Number 1904 
Author William Light 
Title Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. De Wint. The original Sketches by Major Light. 
Date 1823 
Publisher Rodwell and Martin 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover recent ½ calf with marbled boards, spine with 6 compartments of densely blind tooled and gilt tooled raised bands. Red morocco label on two. All edges in gilt, renewed endpapers. 
Illustration Contains an engraved title and finely hand coloured 60 full page plates depicting various scenes of Sicilian life. Each plate has an accompanying description with English on one side and French on the other.  
Size 4to 
Condition A very good and attractive copy. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. half-title, blank, title, blank, plate listing (3), blank, 60 plates and discriptions unpaginated. 
Reference  
Translation Info  
Notes William Light was the son of Martinha Rozells and Captain Francis Light, founder and governor of Penang. He was born in Kuala Kedah, Malaya on 27 April 1786 When only fourteen years old he joined the navy. At twenty-two he served with the Dragoons in Spain and Portugal and in 1811 was appointed Lieutenant. A year later, during the battle of Badajos, he was attached to General Graham, later Lord Lynedoch. From 1814 to 1821 he served in Scotland and Ireland and managed to travel to Sicily, Florence and Turin. In 1835 Hindmarsh was appointed Governor of South Australia and recommended Light for the position of Surveyor General. He died on 6 October 1839 from tuberculosis. 
Price (US$) 3000  
Short Description Book Voyages General; Book Europe ItalyBook Plate Books Colour;  
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