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CHANDLER, Richard.
Travels in Greece: Or an Account of an Tour made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti.
Oxford Clarendon Press, 1776. FIRST EDITION. 4to.(21 x 27 cm). pp.[iv]+304+[ii]. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, spine elaborately tooled in gilt with red and blue morocco labels, marbled endpapers. A very good and attractive example. 7 engraved maps and plans, 2 of which are folding. "According to Carter 500 copies were printed. Chandler's account of Greece is rather hurried compared to his account of Asia Minor. However, the account of Athens is very important; it was the most detailed that had yet appeared, and Chandler also made the first public announcement of the discovery of the temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae. This information was given to him at the lazaretto at Zakynthos by Joachim Bocher, the French architect who had discovered it" (Navari). (Blackmer, 319). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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