ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. A poet’s bazaar. From the Danish by Charles Beckwith. London, Richard Bentley, 1846.3 volumes. Sm.8vo. Polished calf, inner dentelles, a.e.g., bound by Zaehnsdorf, London. With engraved frontispiece portrait. IV,295;IV,312; IV,291 pp. First English edition. - Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875), best known for his fairy tales, was also a travel writer. In 1840 he began a journey that took him to Italy, Malta, Greece and the Ottoman Empire. From Constantinople, we went north along the shores of the Black Sea and made his way back to Vienna by sailing the Danube. In 1842 he published this chronicle of his travels. A Poet's Bazaar is a vivid, colourful and highly personal account that easily carries the reader along to then-exotic ports of call in another age of travel. - A very fine set. [Boeknr.: 35711 ]

€ 625,00

DU MONT, Jean. A new voyage to the Levant: containing an account of the most remarkable curiosities in Germany, France, Italy, Malta, and Turkey; with historical observations relating to the present and ancient state of those countries. Done into English. 4th edition. London, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton and B. Toke, 1705.Contemporary panneled calf (hinges restored). With engraved frontispiece and 8 folding engraved plates. (22),416 pp. With armorial bookplate of Geoffrey C. Hobbs. - First published in French in The Hague in 1696 Voyages en France, en Italie, en Allemagne, a Malthe et en Turquie; first English edition appeared also in 1696. - Jean Du Mont (1607-1727) left the French army to take service in Germany. The various German campaigns he took part in form the basis of his travels, which he augments with interesting accounts of his customs and life in the countries he visited, in the form of letters. Four of the eight plates illustrate genre scenes in Constantinople: Turkish dancers, Greek dancers, punishment of a harlot, and the audience of the French ambassador, Chateau-Neuf, with the Kaimakam (Blackmer p.113). - (Age-browned).Blackmer Collection 514; Atabey Collection 378; Koç Collection 95a; Cf. Weber 436; Boucher de la Richarderie I, p. 310 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 22639 ]

€ 1450,00

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