Lot 33 of 222:
Dodwell's Tour of Greece 1819  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
A Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece, During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806
Author:
Dodwell, Edward
Place:
London
Publisher:
Rodwell and Martin
Date:
1819
Description:

2 volumes. vii, [1, blank], xii, 587, [1], [4]; vii, [1], 537 pp. Folding engraved map, sixty-six engraved plates (two hand-colored, six double-page), and forty-eight wood engravings in text. (4to) 26.5x21 cm (10½x8¼"), early brown half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, green morocco labels. First Edition.

The work is an encyclopedic, comprehensive survey of both ancient and modern Greece, and includes over one hundred accomplished illustrations of landscapes, architecture, ruins, and artifacts. "Dodwell's travels in Greece covered two periods; he left Trieste in April 1801 in company with Sir William Gell, touring the Ionian Islands and the Troad. later, in 1805, while a prisoner-of-war of the French, he obtained permission to travel, and, accompanied by the Italian artist Simone Pomardi, he toured mainland Greece and the Ionian Islands" (Blackmer, p. 108). Blackmer 492.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Extremities worn, spine ends rubbed; light foxing and offsetting; very good.
 
Item number:
289709
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