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A Vindication Of Homer And Of The Ancient Poets And Historians, Who Have Recorded The Siege And Fall Of Troy. In Answer To Two Late Publications Of Mr. Bryant.
York: Printed By W.Blanchard, For T.Cadell, Jun. And W.Davies, London, 1798. - 4to. pp. 1 p.l., 124. 1 folding double-page aquatint map of the Troad & 5 folding double-page aquatint plates after drawings by Gaetano Mercati. modern quarter calf (plates offset, 1 plate & a few leaves foxed). First Edition. Morritt travelled in Greece and Asia Minor from 1794 to 1796. The present work, based on his visit to the Troad in November 1794 with James Dallaway and the artist Gaetano Mercati, was written in response to Jacob Bryant's Dissertation concerning the War of Troy (1796) and Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy (1796), in which Bryant argued that the Trojan War never took place and that no such city as the Phrygian Troy ever existed. Abbey, Travel, 398. Blackmer 1157. [Attributes: First Edition]
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