Italy, a poem

Samuel Rogers

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed for T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, 64, New Bond Street, 1830

Physical Description

vii, 284 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


The lake of Geneva -- Meillerie -- St. Maurice -- The great St. Bernard -- The descent -- Jorasse -- Marguerite de Tours -- The Alps -- Como -- Bergamo -- Italy -- Coll’alto -- Venice -- Luigi -- St. Mark’s Place -- The gondola -- The brides of Venice -- Foscari -- Marcolini -- Arqua -- Ginevra -- Bologna -- Florence -- Don Garzia -- The Campagna of Florence -- The pilgrim -- An interview -- Rome -- A funeral -- National prejudices -- The campagna of Rome -- Caius Cestius -- The nun -- The fire-fly -- Foreign travel -- The fountain -- Banditti -- An adventure -- Naples -- The bag of gold -- A character -- Paestum -- Amalfi -- Monte Cassino -- The harper -- The feluca -- Genoa -- Marco Griffoni -- A farewell -- Notes


Further information about the publication of Samuel Rogers's Italy and The Poems, and their illustrations, particulary by Turner, can be found here: J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours (Tate website).


The rear pastedown carries an armorial bookplate lettered: `David Pugh, Llanerchydol' and `Qui Invidet Minor Est'

Binding Note

Dark purple leather covers, embossed and printed in gold on upper cover, spine and lower cover. Spine lettered 'Italy. S. Rogers'


Poems - English - 19th century
Illustrated books - England - 1830
Steel engravings - England - 19th century


J.M.W. Turner RA, draughtsman
Thomas Stothard RA, draughtsman
Samuel Prout, draughtsman
Captain Robert Batty, draughtsman
Edward Goodall, engraver
Robert Wallis, engraver
William Finden, engraver
Henry Le Keux, engraver
George Cooke, engraver
Daniel Allen, engraver
Charles Rolls, engraver
Frederick Christian Lewis Snr., engraver
John Henry Robinson RA, engraver
William Humphrys, engraver
John Pye the younger, engraver
Samuel Davenport, engraver
Thomas Cadell the younger, publisher/bookseller
Edward Moxon, publisher/bookseller
Thomas Davison, printer
David Pugh, previous owner