60
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Dupré, Louis.
VOYAGE À ATHÈNES ET À CONSTANTINOPLE, OU COLLECTION DE PORTRAITS, DE VUES ET DE COSTUMES GRECS ET OTTOMANS, PEINTS SUR LES LIEUX, D'APRÈS NATURE. PARIS: DONDEY-DUPRÉ, 1825
Estimate
35,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 103,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
60
Dupré, Louis.
VOYAGE À ATHÈNES ET À CONSTANTINOPLE, OU COLLECTION DE PORTRAITS, DE VUES ET DE COSTUMES GRECS ET OTTOMANS, PEINTS SUR LES LIEUX, D'APRÈS NATURE. PARIS: DONDEY-DUPRÉ, 1825
Estimate
35,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 103,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Greece and the Levant: A Private Library

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Dupré, Louis.
VOYAGE À ATHÈNES ET À CONSTANTINOPLE, OU COLLECTION DE PORTRAITS, DE VUES ET DE COSTUMES GRECS ET OTTOMANS, PEINTS SUR LES LIEUX, D'APRÈS NATURE. PARIS: DONDEY-DUPRÉ, 1825

first edition, large folio (600 x 435mm.), half-title, 40 hand-coloured lithographed plates, folding lithographed plate of a Turkish passport (partly hand-coloured), lithographed illustrations in text, modern half calf, spine gilt incorporating parts of an older spine, plates 17-24 bound between plates 32 and 33, about 9 plates with varying degrees of browning (occasionally heavy) or spotting, more so at edges but also affecting images in some cases, text and plates with a few marginal tears repaired, tear in p.43 repaired


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Literature

Blackmer 517; Droulia 901; Weber I, 131; Atabey 381

Catalogue Note

"probably the most beautiful [book] ever produced on greece and turkey." (Blackmer)

"Dupré had been established in Italy for some years when he was invited to join a group of three young Englishmen - Hyett, Hay and Vivian - on a tour of Greece and Turkey... [He] was well-received in Greek society and had contacts with Fauvel, Gropius, Maitland, etc. etc. His book, probably the most beautiful ever produced on Greece and Turkey, records his experiences mainly in portraits of the people he met, Greeks, Turks and Franks, as well as views of the major Athenian monuments of antiquity" (Blackmer).

Greece and the Levant: A Private Library

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