FORTIS, Alberto. Travels into Dalmatia; containing general observations on the natural history of that country and the neighbouring islands; the natural productions, arts, manners and customs of the inhabitants: in a series of letters .. To which are added observations on the island of Cherso and Osero. Translated from the Italian under the author's inspection. With an appendix, and other considerable additions, never before printed. London, J. Robson, 1778.4to. Contemporary calf, with red morocco title label. With 2 folding engraved maps, 1 engraving in the text and 17 engraved plates (= is 20 mentioned on title). X,584 pp. First English edition. Originally first published in Italian in two volumes Saggio d'osservazioni sopra l'isola di Cherso e Osero in 1771 and Viaggio in Dalmatia in 1774. Fortis was an Italian voyager and naturalist who travelled in Dalmatia, today part of Croatia and Montenegro from 1771 to 1774, and shared his observations on the natural history and culture of those unknown lands in letters to people of varied interests. The fine engravings include costume, natural history specimens, and two maps of what is now the coast of Northern Yugoslavia (Blackmer 618). - A very fine copy with broad margins.Cox I, p.149. [Boeknr.: 24030 ]

€ 1650,00

MACKENZIE, Georgina Mary Muir & Adelina Paulin IRBY. Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey-in-Europe. With a preface by W.E. Gladstone. 3rd edition. London, Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1877.2 volumes. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With 2 frontispieces, 2 maps (1 coloured and folding) and 17 plates. XVII,313; II,342 pp. First published in 1867; revised edition, with three additional chapters by Miss Irby, and with a preface by Gladstone. Three editions appeared in 1877. - 'The number of editions may be due to the events of 1876, but this book by two British school teachers is still important for an understanding of the complex nature of this part of the Balkans. Miss Irby and Miss MacKenzie travelled in Serbia and the Balkans from 1861 to 1864, during which time they established a teacher-training school in Sarajevo (Atabey p.377). Georgina Mary Muir Mackenzie (1833-1874) and Adelina Paulina Irby (1831-1911) spent 1861-1864 where few outside women had been before. They undertook researches to a much greater degree than their more genteel contemporaries. Their descriptions of landscapes and people are not over-romantic, but they provide ample local colour (Theakstone p.170). Valuable information on the peoples of the former Yugoslavia, i.a. Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. - A fine set.Blackmer Collection 1051 (first ed.); Atabey Collection 746 (5th ed.); Contominas Collection 429.. [Boeknr.: 16802 ]

€ 650,00

TOZER, Henry Fanshawe. Researches in the highlands of Turkey; including visits to mounts Ida, Athos, Olympus, and Pelion, to the Mirdate Albanians, and other remote tribes. With notes on the ballads, tales, and classical superstitions of the modern Greeks. London, John Murray, 1869.2 volumes. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With folding map, 2 steel-engraved frontispieces, 5 illustrations and 6 steel-engraved plates. XI,397; VII,390 pp. First edition; with bookplate of C.E. Rusbridge. - 'A very interesting work describing what is now northern and western Greece, the southern parts of Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria, and including Mt. Ida and the Troad. Tozer visited these areas in three separate journeys made in the summers of 1853, 1861 and 1865. The work also contains a detailed account of Mt. Athos, and an excellent chapter on modern Greek ballad poetry' (Blackmer p. 353). - A very attractive set.Blackmer Collection 1669; Atabey Collection 1231 (note): All of Tozer's works constitute valuable sources; Weber 690. [Boeknr.: 24249 ]

€ 675,00

WEST, Rebecca. Black lamb and grey falcon. The record of a journey through Yugoslavia in 1937. London, Macmillan & Co., 1943.2 volumes. Original cloth, with dust-jackets. With 32 photographic plates. XI,653; VII,586 pp. 'Rebecca West has based a work that is half a picturesque travel book, half a serious study of the tangled history of the South Slav peopes, and its relation to the destiny of Europe'. - A fine set. [Boeknr.: 36688 ]

€ 275,00

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