A series of groups, illustrating the physiognomy, manners and character of the people of France and Germany. By George Lewis.

George Robert Lewis

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Published for the Author, by John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill; R. Triphook, Old Bond Street; and J. Majr, Fleet Street, 1823

Physical Description

[10], 15p., 52 leaves of plates: illus.; 304 mm.

General Note

Plates drawn by G. Lewis for Thomas Frognall Dibdin's 'A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany', but not included in its publication. With brief descriptive letterpress. Printer statement on verso of title-page, 'R. Watts, printer. Crown Court, Temple Bar.'


The front pastedown carries an armorial bookplate of Arthur Dalrymple.

Binding Note

Spine lettered 'Etchings in France and Germany' and 'By George Lewis.'


France - Social life and customs - Illustrations

Germany - Social life and customs - Illustrations

Physiognomy - France - History 19th century

Physiognomy - Germany - History 19th century


Lavinia, Countess Spencer, dedicatee
Robert Triphook, publisher
John Major, publisher
Richard Watts, printer
George Robert Lewis, source artist
John and Arthur Arch, publisher