Lot 351
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Dallaway, James

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  • Dallaway, James
  • Constantinople Ancient and Modern, with Excursions to the Shores and Islands of the Archipelago. London: T. Bensley for T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1797
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 4to (268 x 205mm.), [ii engraved title], xii, 416pp., [vi index], [ii pp. adverts], engraved and aquatint title, map and 9 plates after Mercati, contemporary speckled calf, full gilt flat spine, red label, marbled edges and endpapers


Dallaway was chaplain and physician to the embassy of Mr Liston at the Porte from 1794 to 1796, travelling to Constantinople in 1794 with Liston, John Sibthorp and Gaetano Mercati. The latter was also present on the journey through the Troad undertaken by Dallaway and J.B.S. Morritt, providing illustrations for this work.

Provenance

from the library of the Duke of Abercorn, pencil note

Literature

Atabey 308; Blackmer 441
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