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HOBHOUSE, J.C.


A Journey through Albania and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during the years 1809 and 1810.
London: James Cawthorn... 1813.

FIRST EDITION. Thick 4to. (26.5 x 21cm.) pp.xix+[i]+1152+[ii]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, joints and extremities with very good professional repairs. Cyphered bookplate E.B.V.(?) . Engraved frontispiece, 2 folding engraved maps, 17 hand-coloured aquatint plates (including 7 costume plates heightened in gold and 7 double-page views), one plan, 2 engraved plates of facsimile letters and 2 pages of Greek music. One map with slight offsetting, the b&w frontis, facsimiles and music plates browned, 2 of the colour plates with imprint slightly cropped, generally a very good copy.

Hobhouse was an intimate friend of Byron with whom he made this tour which also appears in "Childe Harold".

(Blackmer 821; Abbey 202; Atabey, 584).

Price £ 3500.00
Stock Code 42515
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