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HOBHOUSE, J.C.
A Journey Through Albania and Other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia to Constantinople During the Years 1809-1810.
James Cawthorn, London, 1813. 2 volumes. contemporary half, mid brown polished calf, marbled boards, marbled edges. Spines gilt. Corners and edges slty rubbed, outer hinges split but holding. Volume 1: occas. slt foxing, slt offsetting from one plate. small tear repaired. Vol. 2: Few leaves browned, with the directions leaf to binder, frontis. 2 folding maps, 17 coloured plates, 1 plan, 2 facs. letters, 2pp. Greek music and 1page ads. Publlished in the same year as the first edition, this is unusual in having the plates hand coloured rather than un coloured. Good, clean copies. Vol. 1 collates thus: Frontis, xi, xv, [1], map, 518pp. 10 colour plates. There is some browning to the text of vol 1, a sort tear of 3cms on the fore edge of leaf 459/60 has been roughly repaired, and the outer joints are weak. Vol.2: [ii], [1], 520-1152, [2] ads and directory. Map and 13 plates of which 7 are colour. The outer joints are weak. This is a complete copy with a total of 23 plates, 17 of which are in hand colouring, as called for. HEAVY AND VALUABLE BOOK, REQUIRING EXTRA MAILING COSTS. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR QUOTATION BEFORE ORDERING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: David Wright Private Collection [Lowestoft, SUFFO, United Kingdom]
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