Lewis | Illustrations of Constantinople, 
GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213
LEWIS, JOHN FREDERICK
Illustrations of Constantinople. London: T. McLean, 
FIRST EDITION, folio (550 x 370mm.), title with tinted lithographed vignette, dedication, 27 tinted lithographed plates on 25 sheets, green sheep spine, original boards, gilt title to upper cover, [Abbey, Travel 394; Atabey 722; Blackmer 1015], spotting, a few plates becoming detached, rubbed and rebacked
"Lewis travelled in the Levant, but these drawings were not made by him. They were made by the artist Coke Smyth who was in Constantinople several years before Lewis visited that city" (Blackmer).
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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