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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

VALON, Alexis de. Une année dans le Levant. Voyage en Sicile, en Grèce et en Turquie. 2me édition. Paris, Dauvin & Fontaine, 1850.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt. 347; 270,(1) pp. First published in 1846. - Vicomte Marie Charles Ferdinand, dit Alexis, de Valon (1818 - 1851) left for the Orient in April 1842, at the age of twenty-four: left Italy, he passed through Sicily, Greece, Smyrna, where he was closely interested in political, economic and social life of the city, especially on the condition of women.Blackmer Collection 1713; Atabey Collection 1273; Contominas Collection 761; Weber 392. [Boeknr.: 35731 ]

€ 475,00

VERE, Aubrey de. Picturesque sketches of Greece and Turkey. London, Richard Bentley, 1850.2 volumes. Sm8vo. Modern half calf, with green and black titel-labels. VIII,306; VIII,283 pp. First edition. - De Vere has produced a very interesting work on Greece and Constantinople with discussions on Greek politics, education, and language and the problems of a new nation especially when managed by outside influences (Blackmer p.105). Aubrey Thomas de Vere (1814 - 1902), an Irish poet, travelled in Italy and in the Levant in 1839-1840. - A fine set.Blackmer Collection 481; Atabey Collection 348; Contominas Collection 201; Weber 432. [Boeknr.: 35737 ]

€ 275,00

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; with bookplate of Bibliotheek Doctrina & Amicitiâ. - 'Abgerechnet die nachfolge Chateaubriands, bietet der Verfasser, der sich ziemlich fleissig umsah, einiges interessante' (Tobler p.160). Personal impressions from a pilgrims travel from Greece, across Egypt, to Palestinea in the late 1830's.Röhricht p.388. [Boeknr.: 33341 ]

€ 125,00

WALPOLE, Robert. Memoirs relating to European and Asiatic Turkey, and other countries of the East; edited from manuscript journals. 2nd edition. - Travels in various countries of the East; being a continuation of Memoirs ... London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818-20.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf (skilfully rebacked with the original spines laid down), spines gilt. With 7 engraved maps and 20 engraved plates (11 folding). XXII,615; XXI,(1),603,8 pp. Volume I second and best edition with some new material; volume II first and only edition; with armorial bookplate of Jolliffe. - Walpole travelled in Greece for some time between 1803 and 1808. He decided not only to publish his own notes, but also those of like-minded people. The contributors include Morritt, J.D. Carlyle, Philip Hunt, the botanist Sibthorp, the future Prime Minister Lord Aberdeen, the geologist John Hawkins and others whose works are to be found only here. The Travels are a sequel to his Memoirs. Again source material is to be found here which does not occur elsewhere. The contributors include Leake, Robert Cockerell, William Wilkens, with a continuation of the excerpts from Sibthorp's botanical researches in Greece and W.G. Browne's account of a journey through Asia Minor, as well important material by John Hawkins (Atabey p. 695-696). Four of the folding plates form a panorama of Athens by William Haygarth. - Some spotting otherwise a very fine set.Blackmer Collection 1762 and 1763; Atabey Collection 1310-1311; Contominas Collection 781-782: valuable collection; Weber 60 and 97 [Boeknr.: 19883 ]

€ 2450,00

WITTMAN, William. Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria, and across the desert into Egypt during the years 1799, 1800, and 1801, in company with the Turkish army, and the British military mission. To which are annexed, observations on the plague, and on the diseases prevalent in Turkey, and a meteorological journal. London, for Richard Phillips by T. Gillet, 1803.4to. Contemporary calf (rubbed; rebacked), with green morocco lables on spine. With folding frontispiece, folding map, folding facsimile (Turkish passport; with tear, foxed), hand-coloured plan, 4 engraved plates (foxed) and 16 hand-coloured military and civilian lithographed costume plates. XVI,595 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Mrs. Hamilton Nisbet. - Wittmann, a surgeon and physician, accompanied the British military mission which set out from Constantinople in 1799 and travelled overland to Egypt to take part in the campaign against the French. Others on the same mission included the young Joseph Hammer, later to become known as the great orientalist von Hammer-Purgstall, and William Stratton (Koç Collection 182). With fine handcoloured costume plates. Blackmer Collection 1832; Atabey Collection 1344; Contominas Collection 807; Lipperheide p.340 (German ed.); Tobler p.136/37; Weber 647; Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p 339; not in Abbey. [Boeknr.: 9325 ]

€ 1850,00

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