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POUQUEVILLE, F[rançois]. C[harles]. H[ugues]. L[aurent].
Voyage de la Grèce. Deuxième Edition revue, corrigée et augmentée.
ParisFirmin Didot -1827, 1826. 6 vols. 8vo (20.5 x 12.7 cm). Contemporary quarter tan roan, paper-covered boards imitating tree calf, sprinkled edges. One plate and one map detached. 32 (of a possible 38)* plates comprising 6 folding engraved maps, 2 plans, and 24 lithographic plates (of which 9 are folding). Best Edition. "Added to Vol. I: Analyse critique de 'Voyage de la Grèce' . trois articles sur les deux premiers volumes de la séconde édition, part M. Letronne" (Weber). "This is Pouqueville's second work on Greece and contains an account of his real experiences of Greek life. In 1805 he was appointed consul at Ioannina where he spent ten years, mostly at loggerheads with Ali Pasha. He then spent two years as consulat Patras and finally returned to France in 1817. This is a very interesting work: 'Ouvrage, sinon le meilleur, du moins le plus complet que l'on eût publié jusqu'alors sur la Grèce moderne (-Brunet). At about this same time Pouqueville also published Notice sur la fin tragique d'Ali, 1822. The two maps, normally bound at the end of vols. VI, are sometimes found issued separately in a slipcase, with a printed title label dated 1827" (Navari). "There are many difference between the [first and second] editions both with reference to text and plates. Material has been added and large sections have been removed, in particular a history of Epirus by Michael Nepotas in Greek with a French translation on facing pages.In any event the question of the number of plates in the second edition is a problem*. After examining seven copies the maximum number of plates found … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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