Hibbert, Christopher, The Grand Tour, London, 1987

 

this is the most pleasant presentation of the Grand Tour for the Reader of General Interest,  but it is no longer in print.  Readers need to look for it at second-hand. At times Amazon has some copies.

 

 

Black, Jeremy. Italy and the Grand Tour .Yale University Press,  2003

 

Very good book.  A bit expensive.

 

 

Mead, William Edward, The Grand Tour in the 18th Century, Boston 1914

 

Haskell, Francis and Penny, Nicholas, Taste and the antique: the Lure of Classical Sculpture, 1500 -1900, Yale University Press, 1981

 

Wilton, Andrew and Bignamini,Ilaria editors: Grand Tour: the Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century.

 

Kirby, Paul Franklin. The Grand Tour in Italy (1700  - 1800}. New York,1952

 

von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang. Italian Journey 1786-1788

New York, Pantheon Books 1962

                                                                       

Beckford, William. The Travel Diaries. Cambridge University Press 1928

 

Bohls, Elizabeth A. and Duncan, edit. Travel Writing 1700 - 1830

An Anthology. Oxford, 2005

            Contains excerpts by famous travelers such as James Boswell, Tobias Smollet and others.                                                                    

                                   

Haskell, Francis and Burgess, Anthony. The Age of the Grand Tour

New York 1967

 

Madame de Sta‘l, Germaine, Corinne or Italy. I806

One of the most famous travel novels of her time. Several contemporary editions.

                                                       

Lambert, R.S. edit. Grand Tour

A Journey in the Tracks of the Age of Aristocracy, London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1935

 

Brian Dolan, Brian.Ladies of the Grand Tour. HarperCollins, New York 2001

 

Pears, Iain The Discovery of Painting The Growth of Interest in the Arts in England, 1680-1768. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1988.