Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes
Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes
Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes
Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes
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GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes

Estimate: 1,800 - 2,000 GBP

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

Turner | Journal of a Tour in the Levant, 1820, 3 volumes

Estimate: 1,800 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

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


TURNER, WILLIAM

Journal of a Tour in the Levant. London: John Murray, 1820


FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, 8vo (214 x 130mm.), 2 engraved folding maps, 22 plates (some hand-coloured, 2 folding), errata at end of volume 3, contemporary green half calf, marbled boards, lacking half-titles, scattered spotting, minor loss to spine labels, rubbed


Turner spent five years in the Levant when he was attached to the British embassy in Constantinople. He visited most parts of the Ottoman dominions in mainland Greece and the islands, as well as the Holy Land, Syria and Egypt, and includes lengthy descriptions of two visits to Cyprus. He notes local manners and customs and describes meeting with Ali Pasha. The plates include costume, antiquities, and views of Smyrna, Patmos and 'Pergamus' (Pergamon).


LITERATURE:

Abbey, Travel 375; Atabey 1251; Blackmer 1687; Cobham-Jeffery p.61; Weber I, 94


PROVENANCE:

Grey of Kingston Marleward, Dorset, armorial bookplate

Condition Report

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