The Traveller's Oracle; Or, Maxims for Locomotion: Containing Precepts for Promoting the Pleasures and Hints for Preserving the Health of Travellers. [Part II: 'By John Jervis, An Old Coachman.] [Including sheet music of eight songs by Kitchiner.]

William Kitchiner ['John Jervis, An Old Coachman.']
Publication details: 
London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street. Second Edition, 1827. [London: Printed by J. Moyes, Took's Court, Chancery Lane.] [Sheet music engraved by Sidney Hall, Bury Street, Bloomsbury.]
SKU: 8021

2 vols, 12mo. Vol.1: viii + 264 pp. Vol.2: viii + 336 pp. Complete, with all the engravings of sheet music listed in the contents (vol.1: five two-page plates and one four-page plate, with one more piece of music 'printed with the letterpress'; vol.2: one two-page plate). Both volumes good and tight, on lightly-aged and spotted paper. In worn contemporary half-calf binding, marbled boards, with the first volume rebacked. Each volume with bookplate of Frederic Perkins, Chipstead Place, Kent. Light-hearted and entertaining medley relating to travel, including 'Description of Buonaparte's Travelling Chariot', 'The Fifteen Things which a good Coachman Won't Do', 'Of the New Road and Regent's Park', 'On the Rough Shodding of Horses in Frosty Weather', 'Feet Preservers', 'Peristaltic Persuaders', 'Cholera Morbus', 'Of Contraband Luggage', 'Hints to Alpine Tourists', 'R. Twiss, Esq., Anecdotes of'. 'Advertisement' to vol.1, dated 'August 23, 1827', explaining that the work was 'finally revised, in its progress through the press, even to the last sheet, by Dr. KITCHINER himself; and that circumstances, in which the Public will take no interest, have alone delayed the publication, from the time of the lamented Author's death till the present day.'