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 ]

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