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TRAVELS THROUGH CYPRUS, SYRIA, AND PALESTINE: with a General History of the Levant Translated from the Italian
London, G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE SET 1791-92. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, pages: xxiv, [1]-340; xix, [1]- 437; [8], [1]- 512, complete with half-titles, pages: 225-240 in Volume I are misbound between pages 208 and 209, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half calf over marbled sides, gilt rules and raised bands to spine, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled edges, tan endpapers, armorial bookplate on front pastedowns (John Augustus Fane). Slight rubbing to extremities, slight shelf wear to edges and corners, endpapers lightly foxed, small piece torn from 1 margin corner, tiny closed tear to 1 corner, neatly repaired, upper margins occasionally lightly browned at edge, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the first English edition. Abbe Mariti first published his work in Lucca in 1769-71: "Viaggi per l'isola di Cipro e per la Soria e Palestina, 1760-68". Travels in Cyprus occupies Volume I and includes 5 chapters on wine and wine-making (page 303-340), Volume II, and Volume III up to page 149 are concerned with travels in Syria and Palestine, and page 151 to the end is a history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to the 12th century. Cox, Volume I, page 237: "Mariti (1736-1806), who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his observations". See, Sotheby's The Library of Henry M. Blackmer II, number 816 for first French edition; The Sefik E. Atabey Collection, The Ottoman World, 770 & 771 for second editon in French and the Dublin edition. Neither listing the first English edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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