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Travels in Sicily Greece and Albania.
London Mawman 1820 - First edition. 2 vols, 4to, xii, viii, 1-393, 1-393pp, engraved maps, one folding, one double page, 12 engraved plates, of which two aquatinted by F.C. Lewis, light spotting to plates, offsetting from plates to text, contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, a very good set. 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. Atabey 599, Blackmer 842; Weber 86; Abbey 203. [Attributes: First Edition]
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