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HUGHES, Rev. Thos. Smart.
Travels in Sicily Greece and Albania.
London For J. Mawman, 1820. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. 4to. (28 x 22 cm). pp. xii+532; viii+393. Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, sometime rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, gilt decoration, red labels. Offsetting to first title page, occasional spotting, generally a very good copy. 15 engraved and aquatint maps, plans and plates (2 folding) after C. R. Cockerell and illustrations in the text. "Hughes travelled in the Mediterranean and Greece in 1813-14 as tutor to Richard Townley Parker. They visited Spain, Italy, Sicily, Greece and Albania. Hughes and Parker arrived in Preveza late in 1813; they were joined on their Albanian tour by C.R. Cockerell, who spent about two months with them. Most of the book is in fact devoted to a description of this part of their travels, and 10 of the 12 engravings are after drawings by Cockerell illustrating sites in Epirus. This work is one of the major sources of information about Ali Pasha. Hughes was a confirmed philhellene. He was one of the early members of the Philmuse Society, probably subscribing when he was in Athens in 1814, and later he became a member of the London Greek Committee. The massacre of the Greeks of Chios Island in 1822 provoked his Address to the People of England in the Cause of the Greeks, 1822 which was violently anti-Turkish and aroused considerable controversy.Hughes' Travels also contains a 'Dissertation on Dodona and Delphi' by Samuel Butler, headmaster of Shrewsbury School when Hughes was a student there and the author of Atlas of Ancient Geography" (Navari). (Blackmer 842; Abbey Travel, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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