Turkey and Greece | In French, 8 volumes, Tournefort Le Chevalier, Savary, Volney, and Castellan
Turkey and Greece | In French, 8 volumes, Tournefort Le Chevalier, Savary, Volney, and Castellan
Turkey and Greece | In French, 8 volumes, Tournefort Le Chevalier, Savary, Volney, and Castellan
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GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

Turkey and Greece | In French, 8 volumes, Tournefort Le Chevalier, Savary, Volney, and Castellan

Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP

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

Turkey and Greece | In French, 8 volumes, Tournefort Le Chevalier, Savary, Volney, and Castellan

Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP

Lot Sold:2,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

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


TURKEY AND GREECE

A collection of eight volumes in French, comprising:


Tournefort, J. Pitton de. Relation d'un voyage du Levant. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1717, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 4to, printed on papier fin, 152 engraved plates, contemporary calf with gilt royal arms on sides, book labels of the Boissier and Candolle libraries, occasional slight spotting, bindings worn

Le Chevalier, J.B. Voyage de la Troade... troisième edition. Paris: Dentu, 1802, 3 vol. text (8vo) and atlas (4to), 37 numbered plates and maps on 29 sheets, many folding or double-page, contemporary calf (text) and half calf, some spotting, bindings rubbed

Castellan, A.L. Lettres sur la Grèce, l'Hellespont et Constantinople. Paris: Agasse, 1811, 2 vol. in one, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, half-titles, 22 engraved plates, contemporary calf, slight tear to head of spine

Savary, C.E. Lettres sur la Grèce. Paris: Onfroi, 1788, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, engraved folding map and plate, a few leaves browned, BOUND WITH:

Volney, C.F. de. Considerations sur la guerre actuelle des turcs. London, 1788, FIRST EDITION, engraved title and folding map, 2 volumes bound in one, nineteenth-century morocco-backed boards, bookplate of Maxime du Camp


The third edition of Le Chevalier's Voyage is much enlarged and includes his voyage out to Constantinople by way of the Ionian Islands, Athens and the islands of the Aegean, and other material.


LITERATURE:

Atabey 959, 698, 206, 1092 (later edition), 1304; Blackmer 1318, 994 (atlas only), 299, 1493, 1749

Condition Report

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