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WALPOLE, ROBERT. - Memoirs relating to European and Asiatic Turkey, and other countries of the East; edited from manuscript journals. 2nd edition. - Travels in various countries of the East; being a continuation of Memoirs ...

Title: Memoirs relating to European and Asiatic Turkey, and other countries of the East; edited from manuscript journals. 2nd edition. - Travels in various countries of the East; being a continuation of Memoirs ...
Description: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818-20.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf (skilfully rebacked with the original spines laid down), spines gilt. With 7 engraved maps and 20 engraved plates (11 folding). XXII,615; XXI,(1),603,8 pp.Volume I second and best edition with some new material; volume II first and only edition; with armorial bookplate of Jolliffe. - Walpole travelled in Greece for some time between 1803 and 1808. He decided not only to publish his own notes, but also those of like-minded people. The contributors include Morritt, J.D. Carlyle, Philip Hunt, the botanist Sibthorp, the future Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen, the geologist John Hawkins and others whose works are to be found only here. The Travels are a sequel to his Memoirs. Again source material is to be found here which does not occur elsewhere. The contributors include Leake, Robert Cockerell, William Wilkens, with a continuation of the excerpts from Sibthorp's botanical researches in Greece and W.G. Browne's account of a journey through Asia Minor, as well important material by John Hawkins (Atabey p. 695-696). Four of the folding plates form a panorama of Athens by William Haygarth. - Some spotting otherwise a very fine set.Blackmer Collection 1762 and 1763; Atabey Collection 1310-1311; Contominas Collection 781-782: valuable collection; Weber 60 and 97

Keywords: Europe Greece Turkey

Price: EUR 2695.00 = appr. US$ 2929.05 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 19883