TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES DURING GREEK REVOLUTION

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  1. 45.0104
    850,00 €
    Muller Christian: Reise dursh Griehenland und die Ionian Inseln, in den Monaten Junius, Julius und August 1821, Leipzig 1822. First edition, small 8vo 17x11cm, modern boards, text clean, complete: half title, title (restored without any loss), [12], 323p., overall in almost very good condition. Christian Muller was a passionate philhellene who travelled to Greece with the first news of the revolt, to take part in the fight for Greek independence. He arrived in Kalamata in early June 1821 and spent almost three months in Greece. His very lengthy and accurate descriptions (Muller kept detailed daily calendar) is of primordial importance for the understanding of several early events of the Revolution, the role of many persons and the situation on the ground. He was very romantic and what he saw in Greece had nothing to do with what he had in mind. Especially the scenes of massacres of the civilians, from all sides, which marked him profoundly. The lack of organization and discipline of the Greeks surprised him. An eyewitness account of the very first phase of the Greek Revolution, a precious testimony. Rare account, not in Atabey or Blackmer
  2. 45.0105
    1.600,00 €
    Davenport R.: Life of Ali Pasha, (Atlas plates). [London 1823]. Together: Davenport R.: Life of Ali Pasha (text volume), London 1837. First editions of a complete set of Davenport s life of Ali Pasha. In Folio 39x26cm for the plates of Atlas, modern binding, complete the 6 beautiful contemporary hand-colored aquatints plates by G. Hunt after Davenport (only plates), two light marginal tears restored, one entering for one cm in printed area, the fine plates clean and bright. Text volume: contemporary leather over boards, slightly rubbed, portrait, title [12], 418p., text clean with very light wear, overall a very good set. Ali Pasha of Yannina incredible story influenced a lot the contemporary Europeans. His rule over Epirus and western Greece for thirty years, his almost independence, his revolt against the Sultan which helped, indirectly, the spreading of the Greek revolution and his tragic death had not passed unnoticed in Europe. The strikingly dramatized scenes depicted were evidently chosen by Davenport to give a romantic view of Ali Pasha’ s life. The Impressive Folio colored aquatint views are among the best scenes of events in Greece during the early 19th century and pieces of art. The print run was very small, as the publication was expensive at its time and these beautiful aquatints have appeared in modern times only a few times the last 35 years... They have been almost never combined with the text volume of Davenport, published separately later. Splendid beautiful publication of fine contemporary hand colored aquatint plates and unique combination.
  3. 45.0106
    780,00 €
    Voutier: Denkwurdigkeiten der Obersten Voutier uber den gegenmartigen Krieg der Griechen, Stuttgart 1824. First edition in German, in 8vo, 20x13cm, contemporary boards lightly rubbed, complete: title, [16], 266p., and the six lithographs of the heroes of the Greek revolution, as called for, text mostly clean with a very light scattered spotting in few pages, overall in very good condition. Voutier, a French officer came to Greece and fought with the Greeks during the early phase of the Revolution. His account became a classic in Europe that time and still provides precious details, from an eyewitness, for events and persons of that time in Greece. The German edition, which played an important role to keep the Philhellenic climate very active in Germany, is much rarer than the French and contains more plates of Heroes of Revolution, all from original drawings made in Peloponnesus. Scarce edition.
  4. 45.0107
    850,00 €
    Ζαλώνης Μάρκος Φίλιππος [Zallony Marc Philippe]: Essai sur les Fanariotes, ou l on voit les causes de leur elevation …et les causes de leur chute…, suivi de quelques reflexions sur l etat actuel de la Grece, Marseille 1824. First edition, in 8vo 20x14cm, contemporary leather over boards, text complete: half title, title (restored at the down margin without any loss), 351p., text clean, some damp staining in the down margin of most part of the book, serious at the last pages thirty pages, overall in good condition. Zallonys (1782-c. 1850) was a Greek originated from Tinos Island. This is his rarest account, absent of almost all major collections, as it has been printed in the provincial city of Marseilles for distribution during Greek revolution, mostly at the local Philhellenic circles, in which Zallonys was an active member. First part of the book is a detailed presentation of the Greek ruling class of Constantinople, of the Fanariotes, and the internal condition of the Greeks under Ottoman rule. Zallonys provides very precious information, as a native Greek very well informed for many aspects of the Greek ruling class, based at Fanari. But his account is not impartial. He had married the daughter of a leading Fanariot family and his in-laws parents opposed firmly at this marriage which resulted, first to escape with his wife in Thessaloniki, to live there, and when his marriage was dissolved, after the fierce opposition of the Patriarch, he was obliged to move in Marseilles. He was a leading member of the Greek committee of Marseilles during the Revolution. Second part of the book is an invaluable account of the situation in Greece in 1823/24 with many information about the internal divisions in Greece that time. Zallonys has visited Greece in 1823 and had first hand eyewitness information. Very rare account.
  5. 45.0108
    380,00 €
    Lemercier L.: Chants heroiques des montagnards et matelots Grecs, Paris 1824. First edition of an extremely important book on Greek popular songs during Revolution. Tall in 8vo 22x14cm, beautiful contemporary richly decorated publisher’s original paperboards in almost fine condition, large uncut copy, text with some foxing, mostly scattered, complete: half title, title [3], 178p., scattered spotting, overall in almost very good condition. The account starts with a detailed presentation of the heroic songs of the Greeks of Souli, as the exile of Photos or the fall of Souli, the death of Despo, the fall of Parga etc. All popular songs have been additionally commanded with the actual historical background. Follows many heroic songs from Morea, the islands and other places of Greece, as the tomb of Kleftis, Androutzos, the death of Gekas, Boukouvalas, and many other, around 50 Greek popular songs have been presented. The Greek popular songs are an invaluable source of historical, ethnographical and topographical value. Greek popular songs represented the essence of the daily Greek life during Revolution. The raise of interest for Greece during the Revolution was the motive for this publication. This way the European public had a real picture for modern Greeks and their life and, from the other side, many Greek popular songs have been preserved. Very rare account.
  6. 45.0109
    780,00 €
    Leake, Journal of a tour in Asia Minor with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country. London 1824. First edition, in 8vo 22x14cm, contemporary full leather, slightly trimmed, otherwise fine, edges marbled, very light offsetting in few pages, clean and bright, complete:362p., engraved, big and early, folding map of Asia Minor, 3 plates, overall very good. Leake, a hard traveler who has visited Greece and the Levant during early 19th century, visited more places in Asia Minor, than any other traveler previously. According to Atabey his travel account is the first systematic description of Asia Minor. Leake started his travel for Anatolia in January 1800 visiting Konya, Phrygia, the central areas of Anatolia, almost unknown then and Alaya before reaching Cyprus (pp 118-122). Several other itineraries followed in his return from Cyprus. He landed at Antalya and visited many ancient and modern sites of south west, as Patara, Myra, Telmissus etc. A fine account for Anatolia. Atabey 690, Blackmer 972. Scarce.
  7. 45.0110
    850,00 €
    JOLY Alexis Victor, “VUES DE LA GRECE MODERNE”, Paris, 1824. First and only edition. Oblong Folio (27x39cm), publishers beautiful printed hard boards, slightly worn at extremities and with some wear, but overall a very good copy. Lithographed vignette on title, descriptive text of 5 pages, as call for, and nine (9) fine lithographed plates with rare big early views of Greek landscapes and people (including uncommon views of Athens). The views have been lithographed after real paintings, made on the spot in Greece, in 1814 by the landscape painter Alexis Victor Joly. The work is rare (Blackmer 881, Not in Atabey) and is almost never found with the printed original hard covers printed boards. A fine Atlas of nice original views of Greece of early 19th century. A strongly philhellenic work published during Revolution.
  8. 45.0111
    480,00 €
    Palla E.: Histoire abregee de l Empire Ottoman, Paris 1825. [Inserted within]: [Ibrahim Pasha]-Manuscript: Contemporary copy of a letter of Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt to the Sultan in French, prepared and signed [ Adana Anatolia], Juin 1833. For the book: First edition. In 8vo 17x10cm, contemporary full leather, complete 348p., some light scattered browning, overall very good. A very interesting scarce abridged account of Ottoman history, published during Greek revolution, in order to provide a comprehensive situation of the Levant to a wider European public, eager to follow the contemporary events in Greece and the Levant. This copy belonged, most probably, to a French military officer who fought with the Egyptian army in Syria and Anatolia in 1832-33. For the Manuscript: Inside the book was found, an original manuscript of 2 pages, a contemporary copy of or a plan of a letter sent by Ibrahim Pasha (the well know general who invaded Morea) to the Sultan, signed Adana (Anatolia), juin 1833. The letter contains typical wording for the reestablishment of peace (lettre de remerciement). June 1833 was just after the peace signed between the Egyptians and the Ottomans at the conference of Kutahya, held at May 1833, which ceded Syria to Egypt. Adana was during June 1833 the headquarters of the Egyptian army and Ibrahim was present there. The Egyptian army was trained by French military and several French officers were present in this expedition (as in the Morea previously). Some of them had been used also for the diplomatic negotiations with the Sultan. Typical French lettering of the time with ink by pen, in contemporary paper (18x11, 5cm), folded at two. Documents, of any kind, prepared in Anatolia in early 19th century, are EXTREMELY RARE.
  9. 45.0112
    240,00 €
    Du Frenoy: “Beautes de la Grece Moderne et recis des faits memorable des Hellenes depuis 1770 “. Paris 1825. First edition. Small in 8vo 17x10cm, contemporary full leather very richly gilt, slightly rubbed, complete in two volumes, 488p., 520p. and 10 beautiful full-page views of Greece, some light spotting and browning, overall almost very good condition. Du Frenot, a convinced French philhellene, who travelled in Greece in early 19th century, composed a comprehensive account on the situation in contemporary Greece from 1770 to 1825. First volume deals with description of the late Ottoman Greece. Second volume describes the revolutions contemporary events from primary sources. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Scarce.
  10. 45.0113
    540,00 €
    Pouqueville F.: “Voyage de la Grece second edition revue corrigee et augmentee”. Paris 1826-27. Second enlarged edition. In 8vo 21, 5x13, 5cm, original paper covers slightly browned at spines, complete in 6 volumes with 26 fine lithographed views and 7 maps, uncut, some light scattered spotting mostly in the fifth and sixth volumes and few plates, all other volumes clean and bright, overall in very good condition. Pouqueville standard work for Greece became a best seller during the Greek revolution and a second edition had been prepared by the author with corrections and additions. It is a much more richly illustrated edition. According Blackmer, the number of plates vary in each copy and the total is uncertain (Blackmer had a copy with 14 plates in total only), Navari has identified 38 different plates used in several combinations, here we have a copy with 33 plates, including fine, unpublished before, views of Greece. According Brunet, a contemporary, the best account on modern Greece ever published (up to his date). Scarce and still a fundamental travel account for early 19th century Greece. Blackmer 1346, Brunet IV 850
  11. 45.0114
    2.200,00 €
    Cramer J.: A Geographical and Historical description of Ancient Greece, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1827. First edition, complete in three volumes and additionally with the huge (120x100cm), separately printed, map of Greece, in contemporary beautiful full hand coloring. Tall in 8vo, 23x14cm, contemporary full leather, nicely decorated and in almost fine condition, edges marbled, text clean and bright, just light foxing in the adjacent to the map’s pages and one two spots, complete:[12], 453p., [2], 442p., [1], 419p., [46], and a folded map of Athens, overall an almost fine, lovely, fresh set. Cramer’ s geographical and historical description of Greece is a very systematic study of ancient Greek topography, well before any excavations. It is a scientific detailed study published at the famous Oxford Clarendon Press and boosted by the Greek Revolution. The huge map (in two sections), is among the very few wall maps of Greece of its time (one for south Greece and one part for Northern Greece) covers, strangely, exacts the same geographical area of actual modern Greece! It is among the very first accurate maps of Greece, and it has been published exactly the year that Greek independence had been sealed and had impact in the ongoing discussion for the first Greek borders. The map (although referred on the title of the book) is missing in almost all copies, including, according Atabey, the British Library and Gennadios Library copies, which are without the map (perhaps due to its huge size has been published completely separately). The book is very rare (absent from Atabey and Blackmer collections). The huge map, complete the two parts and in this fine condition, is almost unobtainable. An exceptional set.
  12. 45.0115
    560,00 €
    Petit Radel L.: “Examen Analytique et Tableau Comparatif des synchronismes de l histoire des temps heroiques de la Grece”. Paris 1827. First edition. Large in 4to 26x22cm, contemporary full leather slightly rubbed, complete half title, 279p., one huge (110x26cm) folding table and one folding plate, as called for, ex libris stamp on the back of the title, no other marks, some light scattered foxing, overall very good. Luis-Charles de Petit-Radel (1756-1836), a French archaeologist, escaped during the revolution to the Levant and later became a member of the French Academy of Belles Lettres and an authority in the very early Greek history. He had extensively studied cyclopean sites in southern Europe and published several important accounts in early 19th century regarding discoveries and ancient monuments. This is his most important book and it is the very first scientific attempt to analyze, compare and date, the primitive (heroic) events of ancient Greek history. A fine comprehensive study which has been printed, as all these scientific treatises, in very small print run, with result to become soon very rare. Surprisingly, only one copy in all public libraries worldwide (Bayerische), but at least, normally, BNF must hold one also. Not in Atabey, Blackmer or any other known collection. Extremely rare.
  13. 45.0116
    440,00 €
    Walsh R.: “Narrative of a Journey from Constantinople to England”. London 1828. Second edition. In 8vo 20x13cm, contemporary full leather, edges marbled, complete 445p., 2 large folding maps and 8 plates, text clean and bright, overall in a very good plus condition, a nice copy. Walsh spent several years in Constantinople in the 1820s and the 1830s, during which time he made several trips through the Ottoman Empire. This work deals with his return from his first trip in the Levant in 1824 and describes exclusively the travel in the Ottoman Empire. According Sothebys, it is a rare travel account. Atabey 1313 (this edition), Blackmer 1764.
  14. 45.0117
    780,00 €
    -Depping G.: “La Grece ou description topographique de la Livadie de la Moree et de l Archipel”. Paris 1830. Second edition. In 12o 13x9cm, contemporary fine leather over marbled boards, marbled edges, complete in four volumes in two, with four half titles, four titles, two engraved plates of views and one folded map as called for, 279p., 186p. [1], 216p, 178p, [1], clean and bright, overall in very good plus condition. A nice copy. Georges Depping (1784-1853), a German-French historian and traveler had visited the Levant before the revolution and published his account in 1823 to provide a comprehensive detailed topographical description of Greece and its habitants, the places and the people with fate produce high interest around Europe in the 1820s. The second enlarged edition has been published the year of the Greek independence and is much rarer than the first. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Very rare.
  15. 45.0118
    1.800,00 €
    Trojani Filippo: “Raccolta di vedute de piu belli monumenti antichi della Grecia”. Roma 1830. First and only edition, in impressive Imperial Folio oblong 37x53cm, original publishers paper covers, very slightly frayed at edges, complete the fascicule as published, title printed on the cover, list of plates printed at the back cover, plates under tissue guards, some visible marginal water stain and few spots, all far away from the printed areas in the wide margins, all plates printed areas clean and bright, overall in very good condition. AN IMPRESSIVE PUBLICATION. Filippo Trojani started, in Rome in 1830, a publication of fine views of Greece. 1830 was the year of Greek independence and there was a widespread interest for Greece. This is the first fascicule (publication) covering Athens, five plates complete. The project was to be concluded in six separate fascicules, but only four fascicules have ever been published over the years up to 1834 and the publication never finished. AMONG THE RAREST COLLECTION OF VIEWS OF GREECE EVER PRINTED. Fine splendid views of Athens, a fine set. Only two incomplete copies in public libraries worldwide, not in Atabey, Blackmer or any other known collection... ALMOST UNIQUE.
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