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Dodwell's Tour of Greece 1819  

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A Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece, During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806

Dodwell, Edward


Rodwell and Martin



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.

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Extremities worn, spine ends rubbed; light foxing and offsetting; very good.

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