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Greece Revisited And Sketches In Lower Egypt In 1840. With Thirty-six Hours Of A Campaign In Greece In 1825.
London: Saunders & Otley, 1842. - 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. xvi, 313; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 343. lacking half-title in Vol. II (none required in Vol. I). 3 lithographed plates. An attractive copy in near contemporary full purple morocco, gilt paneled sides, spine richly gilt, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt. Inscribed from the Author on verso of frontis. portrait. First Edition. Garston, an 'adventurer' and philhellene, had previously visited Greece in 1825, and an extract from his journal from that period is included at the end of Volume II. During his second visit in 1840, he travelled to Athens from Corfu and went on to Hydra. His account contains long sections on prominent men in public life, temples and monuments, and a description of life in Athens and the islands. He is able to compare his experiences in the country during and after the revolution and laments the damages wrought by the war. The second volume is devoted to Egypt (Alexandria, Cairo), with remarks on mosques and tombs, slave markets, the Pacha's harem, pyramids, &c. Blackmer 652. Ibrahim-Hilmy II p. 253 (mentioning only 2 plates). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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