[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]
[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]
[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]
[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]
[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]
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GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

[Friedel, The Greeks | Twenty-four Portraits... of the Principal Leaders... in the Greek Revolution, c.1824-26]

Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP

Lot Sold:4,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213


[FRIEDEL, ADAM DE]

[The Greeks. twenty-four portraits... of the principal leaders and personages who have made themselves most conspicuous in the Greek Revolution]. London: Adam de Friedel, c.1824-1826]


4 parts in one, folio (475 x 330mm.), 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates on india paper, contemporary brown half morocco, marbled boards, brown morocco title label to upper cover, bound without original wrappers, rubbed with very minor loss to spine ends


Friedel was a Danish philhellene who travelled in Greece from about 1821 to 1824 and was at Missolonghi for a while with Byron (whose portrait appears in this publication), carrying, it is said, a lithographic press on his back. This work appeared in a number of editions, the first being published in parts between 1824 and 1826 with the portraits drawn in a primitive manner. This is a collection of plates only, as it was issued without printed title. The plates themselves are dated between 1824-1826 (a few are undated). Some are marked "second edition".


LITERATURE:

Blackmer 633


PROVENANCE:

E.W.C. Astley, R.A. armorial bookplate

Condition Report

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