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BAKER, James. Turkey. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1877.Original decorated red cloth. With folding coloured map of European Turkey and folding map of Skeleton map of the Turkish empire in Europe and Asia. XII,495 pp. First edition, the second and the third edition also appeared in 1877 which would imply that the book was very popular; with bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason. - The author was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Auxiliary Forces and had visited Constantinople during the Crimean war and had returned to Turkey in 1874, where he remained three years dividing his time between his estate outside Salonica and his travels through the country. It provides also a great deal of information on what is now Northern Greece and Bulgaria.(Blackmer p.15). This very interesting work contains a great deal of information, especially on agricultural districts (Atabey p.32).Blackmer Collection 65 (later ed. only); Atabey Collection 49 (French edition only).. [Boeknr.: 15332 ]

€ 95,00

NEALE, Adam. Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia, and Turkey. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.4to. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets round sides, inner dentelles, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt in compartments, with green morocco title-label. With 15 fine hand-coloured aquatints on 11 leaves after drawings by the author. XIII,295 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Beeston Long, Esq. - In July 1805 Adam Neale (1780-1832) travelled to Turkey to take a position as physician to the British embassy in Constantinople were he arrived in March 1806. This is a description of the overland journey to Jassy in Moldavia, the Danube and then via the Black Sea (several plates depict villages along the Black Sea) to Constantinople. His observations on Turkey include descriptions of the manners and customs of the people, the navy, fishery, and the plague, which broke out regularly in Constantinople.This is one of the most vivid and readable of all accounts of Constantinople. He also discourses on some of the renegades present in Constantinople at the beginning of the 19th century (Koç Collection 208). - A vividly written travel account, embellished with fine coloured plates. - Some light foxing on first leaves otherwise a fine copy.Blackmer Collection 1186; Atabey Collection 859; Abbey, Travel, 19; Tooley, 344; Weber 59. [Boeknr.: 25449 ]

€ 1850,00


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