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Guys. Voyage litteraire de la Grèce. 1776. 2 volumes. contemporary mottled calf

Guys. Voyage litteraire de la Grèce. 1776. 2 volumes. contemporary mottled calf

Guys. Voyage litteraire de la Grèce. 1776. 2 volumes. contemporary mottled calf

GUYS, PIERRE AUGUSTIN


Voyage littéraire de la Grèce. Paris: Duchesne, 1776


2 volumes, 8vo (192 x 117mm.), 7 engraved plates, 4 folding, contemporary mottled calf, scattered light spotting, joints cracking, spine ends worn, corners repaired


The enlarged second edition. Guys was engaged in commercial activities in the Levant for many years having been sent in 1739 to learn the business set up in Constantinople by his uncles. He was greatly interested in literature and the idea that modern Greeks were directly descended from the ancient civilisation. His final home was Zante.


An important work which had a great deal of influence in nurturing French philhellenism.


LITERATURE:

cf. Blackmer 769, Atabey 547 and Weber II, 529 (all 1783 edition); Contominas 315

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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