GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213
Two works, comprising:
A Description of the East. London: Printed for the Author by W. Bowyer, and sold by J. and P. Knapton, 1743-1745, 2 parts in 3 volumes, engraved dedication in volume 2, 178 engraved plates (some folding), general map of Egypt in volume 1 loosely inserted, very minor worming to beginning of volume 3
Inscriptionum antiquarum Graec et Latin liber. [London], 1752, 2 parts in one volume
together, FIRST EDITIONS, 2 works in 4 volumes, folio (413 x 247mm.), uniformly bound in contemporary mottled calf gilt, minor spotting, rubbed with minor loss to extremities
Pococke travelled in the eastern Mediterranean from 1737 to 1740. Volume 1 of A Description of the East is devoted to Egypt; volume 2 to Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Crete, the Greek islands, Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece and other parts of Europe.
Atabey 965; Blackmer 1323 and 4
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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