BAKER, James. Turkey. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1877.Original decorated red cloth. With 2 folding coloured maps. 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

BARTHELEMY, Jean Jacques. Reise des jungen Anacharsis durch Griechenland vierhundert Jahr vor der gewöhnlichen Zeitrechnung. Aus dem Französischen. Berlin, Libau, Lagarde und Friedrich, 1789-1793.7 volumes. Original embossed cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With 7 portrait frontispieces and 34 plans and maps (mostly folding). First German edition. - This famous and influential work was first published in French in 1788, Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce; numerous editions and translations appeared throughout the 19th century. Although there had been earlier attemps to popularize what was known of Greek antiquity, none was so immediately succesful and influential as Barthelemy's Anacharsis, which played an important part in the development both of neo-classicism and philhellenic sentiment in France. - (Age-browned). - A fine set.Fromm 2082; Cf. Blackmer 83 and Atabey 67; Eutiner Landesbibliothek 0085 (later ed. only). [Boeknr.: 33119 ]

€ 795,00

BELON DU MANS, Pierre. Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Judée, Egypte, Arabie et autres pays estranges. Paris, Hierosme de Marnef & la veufue Guillaume Cavellat, 1588.Small 4to. Contemporary vellum, written title on spine (soiled). With woodcut printerís device on title-page, woodcut portrait of Belon, large folding woodcut plate of St. Catherineís monastry, Mount Sinai (small tear), and numerous woodcut vignettes of costumes, natural history, etc. (map of Athos missing). (24),468,(2) pp. Fourth edition, first published in 1553. - Belon, a botanist and naturalist, travelled widely in the Levant from 1546 to 1549 as part of Gabriel d'Aramon' diplomatic mission to Constantinople. His account is rich in useful detail, not just relating to natural history, but also concerning local customs, from details of food to advise on safe travelling. Belon's work was praised by many other travellers (Koç Collection p.50). Leaving the diplomatix expedition at Ragusa in march 1547, Belon proceeded more leasurely by way of Corfu, Zante, Cythera and Crete, twice narrowly escaping from corsairs, and reached Constantinople in late April or May. After three month of exploiration of Constantinople and its enviromens, Belon joined the expedition of M. de Funel to Egypt, stopping at Gallipoli, Chios and Rhodos. In October he proceeded to the Holy Land, returning overland to Asia Minor and spent the winter with the Turks. In spring he went to Bursa and back to Constantinople. He also went part way with díAramon, when he accompanied Solimanís military expedition against Persia. Atabey Collection 94; Blackmer Collection 115 (ed. Paris 1554); Weber 156; Angus OíNeill, Koç Collection, 12a. [Boeknr.: 35537 ]

€ 3450,00

GARDNER, Ernest Arthur. Ancient Athens. 2nd edition. New York, London, Macmillan Company, 1907.Original decorated cloth gilt, top edge gilt. With numerous plans, plates and illustrations. XVI,579 pp. The first edition was published the same year. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 8787 ]

€ 45,00

HOWARD, George William Frederic. Diary in Turkish and Greek waters. 4th edition. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XI,353; (24) pp. First edition also published in 1854; with armorial bookplate of William Garnett. - These travels by George William Frederic Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle took place from June 3, 1853 to May 20, 1854 and include some interesting gossip about life in Athens (Blackmer p. 12). - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 835; Weber 507; Contominas 122. [Boeknr.: 35207 ]

€ 225,00

MEINERS, Christoph. Recherches historiques sur le luxe chez les Athéniens, depuis les temps les plus anciens, jusque'a la mort de Philippe de Macédoine; mémoire traduit de l'Allemand. Suivi du Traité du luxe des dames Romaines par Nadal .. Paris, Adrien Egron, 1823.Contemporary half calf. VIII,198,(1) pp. First published in German: Geschichte des Luxus der Athenienser von den ältesten Zeiten an bis auf den Tod Philipps von Makedonien, 1782. On luxury, weath, manners, and customs in classical Athens and Greece by Christoph Meiners (1747 - 1810) a German philosopher and historian. - (Foxed). [Boeknr.: 33125 ]

€ 95,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

POUQUEVILLE, François Charles Hugues Laurent. Grèce. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1861.Contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt, with gilt coat of arms on both sides of the city of Utrecht. With 2 folding maps and 112 steelengravings of Greece. 448 pp. First published in Paris in 1835; part of the series L'Univers. - 'Pouqueville has produced as his last work a history of ancient Greece. The plates are of especial interest' (Blackmer p.284). - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 1348; Contominas Collection 582; Andres 605. [Boeknr.: 33122 ]

€ 175,00

RICHTER, W. Die Sklaverei im Griechischen Altertume. Ein Kulturbild nach den Quellen in gemeinfasslicher Darstellung. Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt, 1886.Original embossed cloth, gilt lettering. 168 pp. [Boeknr.: 19541 ]

€ 45,00

SOMER, Jan. Zee en landt reyse, gedaen naer de Levante, als Italien, Candien, Cypres, Egypten, Rhodes, Archipelago, Turckyen: en wederom door Duytslant. Waer in veele aenmerckens waerdige saken verhaelt worden. Desen tweden druck vermeerdert met de maniere van leven, gods-dienst, ceremonien, wetten, en krijghs-handel der Turcken, en hoe wreet sy met de slaven handelen. Beschreven door een Christen slaaf, die 13 jaar aldaer ghevangen heeft geweest. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1649.4to. Modern boards. With woodcut vignette on title-page and 6 half-page engravings. 47 lvs. First edition published the same year. - Jan Somer (ca. 1560-1640) a Dutchman from the province of Zeeland claims that he started his voyage in 1590 and returned in the autumn of 1592. There are several inconsistencies in the text, however, which make a large part of his itinery doubtful. It is conceivable that Jan Somer never travelled at all, but is one of the many plagiarists of his time. Somer was widely read, however, and had the reputation of being a famous traveller who wrote excellent accounts of his extensive journeys (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, 13). Including accounts of Alexandria, Cairo, the Red Sea area and Turkey. The treatise on the Turcks is a translation of B. Georgiewitz's De Turcarum moribus epitome, 1544. - A fine copy.Tiele 1014; Cat. NHSM I, p.255-256. [Boeknr.: 15953 ]

€ 1750,00

STOLL, Heinrich Wilhelm. Bilder aus dem altgriechischen Leben. 2. Auflage. Leipzig, B.G. Teubner, 1875.Original embossed cloth, spine gilt. With folding maps, illustrations and plates. VIII,560 pp. First published in Leipzig in 1870. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33128 ]

€ 45,00

VISINO, J(ohann) N(epomuk). Pelgrims-reize uit Griekenland, over Egypte, naar Palestina. Behelzende: eene opgave van de geschiedenis en den tegenwoordigen toestand van alle voor den Christen merkwaardige plaatsen in het Heilige Land. In brieven aan eenen geestelijken te Passau. Uit het Hoogduitsch. Zwartsluis, R. van Wijk, 1843.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (top of spine sl. dam.). (4),430 pp. Dutch translation of Meine Wanderung nach Palästina, Passau 1840. 'Abgerechnet die nachfolge Chateaubriands, bietet der Verfasser, der sich ziemlich fleissig umsah, einiges interessante' (Tobler p.160).Röhricht p.388. [Boeknr.: 33341 ]

€ 125,00

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