File Name Simond1817_2
Call Number DA 625 S613 1817
Title Voyage en Angleterre, pendant les années 1810 et 1811: avec des observations sur l'état politique et moral, les arts et la littérature de ce pays, et sur les moeurs et les usages de ces habitans. Tome Premier.
Short Title Voyage en Angleterre
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Imprint A Paris, chez Treuttel et Würtz, Libraires, rue de Bourbon, no. 17; A Strasbourg et à Londres, même Maison de commerce, 1817.
Edition 2
Publication Date 1817
Pages 530
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 2 v. (530, 452): plates, tables (1 fold.); 13 x 20 cm. Rebound publisher's cloth.
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Bibliographic Notes Purple ink stamp: "Transportation Library / University of Michigan" on publication page.
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Voyage en Angleterre is a detailed record of French traveler Louis Simond’s 1810 visit to England. The work spans two volumes and is organized chronologically in the form of a journal, encompassing a wide range of topics, from descriptions of picturesque scenery to criticism of English labour relations and poverty management. Simond’s cosmopolitan perspective incites him to compare Britain’s government, penal system, society, culture, literature, and art to that of other countries in Europe. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the text is Simond’s effort to situate Britain in the context of global labour relations. Unlike many of the “insider’s guides” contained in SFU’s Lake District collection, Simond’s account features the detached perspective of a foreigner visiting and observing the country from beyond its borders. Supporting the text are technical diagrams, illustrations, and tables. In a departure from the English-language travelogues of the period, the images are all either portraits or depictions of manmade structures. The majority of the portraits feature English peasants. The SFU LDC holds a very good copy: volume I is bound in green cloth and volume II in brown cloth. The bindings are not original; they are recent, library-issue bindings, as both volumes were formerly part of the SFU Library’s circulating collection.

Plate Count 7
Map Count 2
Illustrations Black and White Only
Tables Yes
Binding Colour Bright green.
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