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Laurent, Peter Edmund."
Recollections of a classical tour through various parts of Greece, Turkey, and Italy, made in the years 1818 & 1819."
London, G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1821.4to. Later half calf, spine gilt with red morocco title-label. With facsimile and 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Xii, 317, (5) pp.First edition. - Laurent was a native of Picardy who came to England at an early age and taught modern languages at Oxford and the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth. Starting from Venice with two Oxford companians in 1818 he visited Greece and the Ionian Islands returning home the following year via Naples, Rome, and Florence. This account of his travels consists of 'extracts from my journal, relating more particularly to Turkey and Greece' (Preface). With a chapter on Constantinople. - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy.Blackmer Collection 959; Atabey Collection 680; Weber 103; Abbey, Travel, 204; Tooley, Coloured Plates, 293."
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