TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES DURING MID AND LATE 19TH CENTURY

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  1. 45.0119
    680,00 €
    Smith Eli: Researches of the Rev. Smith and Rev. Dwight in Armenia, including a journey through Asia Minor…, Boston 1833. First edition. In 8vo, 19x12cm, complete in two volumes, contemporary publisher’s hard covers rubbed, upper cover and spine of volume one is missing, a candidate for rebinding, text with some browning and scattered spotting, [14], 328p., [8], 348p., a good only set, but a really scarce Boston edition of an important work for the Levant. Both missionaries travelled extensively in Anatolia, Armenia and Georgia with a view to establish American missionary bases. It is one of the very first American travel accounts for the Levant. Dwight spent thirty years in the Levant. Their account is very precious for several parts of Pontos, still, that time, very rarely visited. Their main base was at Erzeroum and they crossed permanently remote areas of Anatolia and the Pontic range. The first edition, published in the United States, is very rare. Atabey 1146, Blackmer 1555.
  2. 45.0120
    780,00 €
    Van Kampen: Geschiedenis van Griekenland, Amsterdam 1833-34. First edition, all seven (7) volumes in tall 8vo, 23x13cm. Contemporary hard paper covers, in very good condition (just the covers of volume two very slightly rubbed), text clean and bright, one small discreet stamp of a Dutch former Augustine monastery Library in each volume first free front paper, complete: 492p., 547p., [12], 522p., 532p., 525p., 544p., 547p., and the big (48x44cm) folded beautifully colored map of modern Greece, as called for, overall a very good set. Van Kampen travelled extensively in Greece and his lengthy original account on the country, was published just after the independence, it is a comprehensive scientific presentation of the country, from the ancient times to the present. It is lengthy, with thousands of pages, covering its history. The map titled: Kaart van Nieuw Griekenland is the first ever published Dutch map of the modern Greek State. A rare scientific account.
  3. 45.0121
    850,00 €
    Fallmerayer Jacob Philipp.: Welchen Einfluss hatte die Besetzung Giechenlands durch die Slaven auf das Schicksal der Stadt Athen und der Landschaft Attika? oder Nahere Begrundung de rim ersten Bande der Geschihte von Morea wahrend des Mittelalters aufgestellten uberdie Entstehung der heutigen Griechen, Stuttgart 1835. First edition of the most famous of Falmerayer s works. In 8vo, 20x12cm, original printed paper covers in fine condition, text clean, very light scattered spotting in very few pages, complete 112p., overall an almost fine copy. First publication of Fallmerayer’s famous scientific study which tried to established that the actual modern Greek people is a mixt of Slavs and Albanians without practically any connection with the ancient Greeks and finally asked, rhetorically, if there is any drop of Ancient Greek blood in the inhabitants of modern Greece. A publication with enormous consequences, as it questioned the very existence of the modern Greek state in a very early date, just after its independence. Fallmerayer was an established and well-known scholar, his ideas had serious impacts in its contemporary historians. Paparigopoulos took decades to demonstrate the continuous existence of the Greeks in the same land. Very few copies of this first scientific edition exist.
  4. 45.0122
    680,00 €
    Hammer-Purgstall J.: “Geschihte des Osmanischen Reiches”. Pest 1834-1836. Second edition, Small 4to, complete in four volumes, contemporary leather over boards, slightly rubbed, two joints restored, text with some light scattered spotting, generally clean, complete 820p., 952p, 867p., 930p., and the eight folding maps by Karaks including the large, 66x55cm, famous map of Constantinople, the first detailed topographic plan of Constantinople neighborhoods. One of the most comprehensive histories of the Ottoman empire ever written, still a reference. This work needed more than 30 years to be accomplished. Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1836) travelled and stayed more than 10 years in the Levant after being nominated in the Austrian embassy in Constantinople in 1799. He collected many primary sources during his travels including early Ottoman manuscript accounts. A very influential work. Atabey 557 (for the latter French translation).
  5. 45.0123
    240,00 €
    Quin M.: “A Steam Voyage down the Danube with sketches of Wallachia, Servia, Turkey”. Paris 1836. Third edition, small in 8vo 16x10cm, complete 399p. and one folding map, contemporary full leather, cover of spine missing, covers detached, internally very light scattered spotting, overall good. Michael Joseph Quin (1796-1843) travelled to the Levant in 1832-33. He travelled by a steam boat down the Danube and arrived in Constantinople where he spent several months. He provides a very lengthy and accurate account for the life in Constantinople that time and many information about the economy, the society and the administration, in the aftermath of the Greek independence. From Constantinople he traveled to Mytilini and arrived in Sigri the 28th of October 1833. After a travel around the island, he continued to Smyrna, Vourla and Ephessos. He crossed the Aegean to newly independent Greece and after visiting Athens he returned via Italy. The first edition had been published the previous year. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Scarce.
  6. 45.0124
    560,00 €
    Tietz M.: St Petersburg, Constantinople and Napoli di Romania (Nafplio) in 1833 and 1834. London 1836. First edition. In 8vo 21x13cm, contemporary red leather over boards, complete two volumes 302p., 273p, and two lithographs, text clean and bright, overall very good. Von Tietz was a Prussian diplomat active in a mission to the Levant, in Constantinople and Greece, those years. First volume is dealing with the situation in Russia in early 1833 and his journey from Moscow to Wallachia, Moldavia and Bulgaria up to Constantinople, with lengthy descriptions of the Balkans. Second volume covers his residence in Constantinople in late 1833, his journey to Nafplio (still then the Greek capital) and his six months stay in Greece. He provided unique information for the early Greek State, including the effects of the arrival of the Bavarians, the trial of Kolokotronis, as well descriptions of festivities in the beautiful Greek landscape during spring. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Very rare!
  7. 45.0125
    420,00 €
    Prokesch von Osten Anton, "Denkwurdigkeitn und Erinnerungen aus dem Orient (1824-25)", Stuttgart, 1836-37. First and only edition. 8vo, (20x13cm), pp. 628+780+668. Complete in 3 volumes in their original paper covers. Uncut large version and clean texts, paper covers rubbed, volume 1 cracked in spine. A good set of a very rare work. Prokesch (1795-1876) was an Austrian military officer, sent by Metternich as a spy in the Levant during the Greek revolution. His mission was to gather first-hand information. He was presented to the Greek revolutionary authorities as a foreign officer / volunteer to fight with the Greeks. This mission changed his career, and he produced several publications with widespread impact. In the meanwhile, with his secret reports to Vienna, he gained the favour of Meternich, and was later appointed as the first Austrian ambassador in independent Greece. This detailed account of his travels in the Levant (published 12 years later) is full of first-hand information about Greek revolution time. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Very rare.
  8. 45.0126
    260,00 €
    Strahlheim C.: “Die Turkei”. Frankfurt 1837. First edition, tall in 8vo 23x16cm, contemporary plain hard covers, binding slightly rubbed, complete 176p. and thirty (30) fine lithographed views of European Turkey, northern Greece, Archipelago and the Balkans, as called for, some very light scattered spotting in few pages, text and plates mostly clean and bright, overall in almost very good condition. A fine account and a detailed presentation of European Turkey (northern Greece, Archipelago and some parts of the Balkans) in the early 1830s, very richly illustrated with 30 lithographed views. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Very rare!
  9. 45.0127
    220,00 €
    Duc de Raguse, Voyage du Duc de Raguse en Hongrie, …dans la Russie Meridionale, en Crimee... a Constantinople dans quelques parties de l Asie Mineure…, Paris 1837. Mixed edition, as usually for this account. Tall 8vo 22x14cm, 4 volumes complete all these travels in the Levant (a fifth volume for Sicily has been published separately later), contemporary publisher s paper cover dusty, paper in spines slightly damaged, some scattered spotting, overall almost very good. Auguste Viesse de Marmont, Duc de Raguse (1774-1852), a famous French general of Napoleonic wars, was appointed, by Napoleon, governor of Dalmatia (Duc de Raguse). He continued to play prominent role in France political scene during 1815-30, but he was exiled and then started travelling in the Levant in early 1830s. He had visited the Black Sea coasts, Crimea, Constantinople, several Greek islands in the Archipelago, many parts of Anatolia, Syria and Palestine. As he was a famous general and politician his lengthy travel account became immediately very popular and several editions had been published within two years. All his observations were accurate and provides a clear image of the Levant of early 1830s.
  10. 45.0128
    850,00 €
    Lacroix Frederic: Guide du voyageur a Constantinople et dans ses environs… contenant tout ce qui peut etre untile au voyageur, Paris 1839. First edition of a Travel Guide for any city of the Levant! Modern leather over boards, half title and title frayed at edges, complete [18], 191p., and the big folded map of Constantinople, as called for, text mostly clean, some very light scattered spotting in some pages, in very few pages more intense, but overall very good. The introduction of steamers in the Levantine lines in early 1830s transformed completely the travel to the Levant. Then, travelling was possible for a wider category of rich people, and not only for the very few. These people needed guiding in the foreign countries, previously this has been done by the embassies, but this was not any more possible. Constantinople was the leading place in the Levant and the first to have a complete travel guide with this edition. A very detailed description of the city, as it was in that time with immense quantity of practical information for daily use. From the monuments up to the money exchange places or places to see or thinks to buy, that is a true first travel guide. As all these books were strictly for practical use, they are very rare. The huge map of Constantinople with all its neighborhoods is the most accurate map for its time and an important step in the cartography of the city, few copies still possess the map. Not in Atabey or Blackmer, the book is absent from almost all the major collections.
  11. 45.0129
    480,00 €
    Wilson S.: Sixteen years in Malta and Greece including tours in the Peloponnesus, in the Aegean and Ionian islands. London 1839. First and only edition, large 8vo 22x14cm, original publisher’s red cloth richly gilt, complete 596p., colored frontis, text clean, overall very good. Wilson arrived in Greece during the revolution and stayed several years. He toured many Aegean and Ionian islands, Morea and Athens area. His lengthy account is very precious, as he provides unique first-hand information for the education in Greece, the concrete life in Hydra at the peak of its power and profound analysis of the Greek merchant marine and the mariners. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Rare.
  12. 45.0130
    190,00 €
    Allom Th.: Constantinople Ancienne et Moderne, comprenant les sept eglises de l Asie Mineure. Paris [1840]. First edition in French, large 4to 28x22cm, contemporary leather over boards faded and slightly rubbed at edges, few pages of preliminaries detached [43] 60p. (First serie) 58p. (second serie) 52p., (third serie), 90 lithographed plates with fine views in total and two maps, overall very good. Allom’s classical work on Constantinople and Asia Minor of the 1830s, with almost a hundred beautiful fine lithographed views of Constantinople and the surrounding places.
  13. 45.0131
    850,00 €
    Cappelletti G.: L Armenia. Firenze 1841. First and only edition, small in 4to 23x15cm, contemporary vellum over boards, all three volumes in one, 199p., 232p., 187p., text clean and bright, overall very good plus. Giuserre Cappelletti (1802-1876), was a Venetian historian. Since his youth he was very interested in Armenian culture, as the Armenian famous Mechitarist monastery of San Lazaro was close by. At a time that Armenia was still a very unknown country and Armenian culture in Europe was little known, he started to translate Armenian medieval works in Italian during the 1820s and became soon a specialist on Armenian matters. His main work, L’ Armenia is the first comprehensive geographical and historical account for Armenia in any foreign language. The three books cover the ancient, the medieval and the contemporary Armenia. He described in details all the lands of historical Armenia, based in all ancient Greek, medieval and later sources for Armenia and finally described early 19th century Armenian lands under Ottoman rule. A meticulous and precious account for eastern Anatolia and Armenia, invaluable also for the medieval history of Hellenism in Asia Minor. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Very rare!
  14. 45.0132
    2.800,00 €
    Steuart John Robert: A Description of some Ancient monuments with inscriptions, still existing in Lydia and Phrygia, London 1842. First and only edition. Royal Folio, 55x38cm, contemporary leather over fine marbled boards, very little wear on the binding, complete: title printed in red and black, lithographed frontispiece, advertisement, nine pages of text and the 16 superb lithographed plates by C. Deangelis after Steuart, very few light scattered spotting at some margins, not affecting the printed plates, overall a very good set. Steuart made his tour in Asia Minor in 1837 and was the very first who explored the hinterland of Lydia and Phrygia, reporting the ancient Greek monuments of those areas. These plates were prepared as part of his project to publish his entire journal which he reluctantly abandoned. An important publication of an early major discovery, among the first for the then unknown ancient monuments in Anatolia. Atabey 1176, Blackmer 1609. Beautiful big lithographed plates with fine views.
  15. 45.0133
    780,00 €
    Best J.: Excursions in Albania and a Journey from thence to Thessalonika and Constantinople... London 1842. First edition and only edition. In 8vo 20x13cm, contemporary publisher s cloth rubbed and faded, upper cover detached, spine restored, internally clean, 359p., overall in good plus condition. Captain James Best was a British officer serving in the 1830s in the Ionian islands. In 1838 and a 1839 did two trips in the Ottoman Levant, probable for military reconnaissance. In the first he had visited Jannina, provides lengthy account for the city and the region of Epirus (then called Albania), where he stayed during three months, and had also the opportunity for hunting in Butrint-Vouthroto lake and other places in the mountains. Following year with companion travelled to Vlora-Avlona and since then to Delvino, Delvinaki, and stayed two weeks in Zitsa and continued to Jannina, Metsovo crossed Pindos, provided fine descriptions of Meteora, Tricala, Larissa (still a Turkish city), the valey of Tempi, Platamonas, and of the cities of Macedonian plain up to Thessaloniki. Very few lengthy travel accounts of Thessaloniki of the early 19th century exist and this is among the best. The British officer, in more than 30 pages, gives one of the best accounts for the Macedonian capital. Since then, he sailed to Constantinople and provided valuable information for the Ottoman capital. He returned via Thrace to the Danube and Vienna to Trieste from where he sailed back to Corfu. The travel account most probably has been privately printed, only two copies exist in public libraries worldwide (one in British Library) and none has appeared in the market the last 40 years. Not in Atabey, Blackmer or any other known collection. Extremely rare!
  16. 45.0134
    340,00 €
    Cusani Fransesco: “La Dalmazia, Le Isole Jonie e La Grecia visitate nel 1840”. Milano 1846. First edition. In 8vo 18, 5x12cm, complete in two volumes, contemporary publishers paper covers, the upper edge of a volume frayed at one corner, dedication of the author in the back cover signed Milano 20/9/1853, 320p., 324p., and two large (70x30 and 45x35cm) fine lithographed maps of Adriatic sea and Greece, as called for. Text clean and bright, very light scattered spotting in very few pages, overall in very good plus condition, almost fresh as published, uncut and partially unopened. Fransesco Cusani (1802-1879) an Italian historian and traveler toured, during 1840, all around the Adriatic and Ionian Sea visiting several places before his arrival in Greece. He spent four months in Greece travelling around the country. All his second volume deal with his itineraries in Greece. He provides valuable information for the newly independent country and for the Ionian islands, still a British possession. Not in Atabey or Blacker. Scarce.
  17. 45.0135
    2.600,00 €
    Raoul Rochette: Sur la Topographie d Athenes - Sur l Erechtheion de l Acropole d Athenes, Paris 1851-1852. First edition of both books by the French Impremerie Nationale. Both editions printed in only 125 (hundred twenty fives) copies. Scientific honorary editions of the outmost rarity. Large in 4to, 27x22cm, contemporary fine red leather over marbled boards, boards very lightly sunned in their upper part, otherwise a fine binding with richly decorated spine with armorials L. L. gilt signatures on it, preserving both original paper covers in excellent condition, complete 99p. and 65p. and two folding lithographed plates, text clean, few scattered browning at some pages edges, far from printing, manuscript dedication on top of the original paper covers, on both works: “l Auteur a son savant Confrere Monsieur L. [eon] de Laborde” and signed R. R., overall an almost fine set. The personal copy, from the library, of the famous traveler, scholar and archaeologist Leon de Laborde (1807-1869), combined with a dedication, from the other leading personality for Greece and the Levant of early 19th century, Raoul-Rochette (1789-1854) who was the top worldwide specialist on Ancient Greek art during the first half of 19th century with famous publications. Raoul Rochette visited several times Athens and Greece (he was a member of the Morea scientific expedition), just after the independence and studied, on site, the topography of Athens. His book on the topography of the city is a continuation and critical examination on the previous researches by Leake and Von Forchhammer, who studied earlier the topography of Athens. The publication on the Erechthion is the same continuation of previous articles by Thiersch (the famous Θιέρσος). The content of both books (lengthy dissertations) has been presented, in long speeches in Academic circles, in 1846/47, the first in Paris Academy and the second in Munich Academy and have been published in the respective Journal des Savants of the Academies, in a series of separate publications. In honor of Raoul Rochette, at the end of his life, French Academy published, in books for first time, these very important scientific dissertations on Athens topography and monuments, according French archives in 125 copies. Very few copies in some public libraries worldwide. These early scientific books on Athens are almost unobtainable and with this dedication and provenance, completely UNIQUE!
  18. 45.0136
    780,00 €
    Mordtmann Andreas.: ANATOLIEN, Skizzen und Reisebriefe aus Kleinasien (1850-1859), Hannover 1925. First edition of the famous manuscript travel account, in tall 8vo 22x15cm, contemporary binding in fine condition, complete portrait title and 596p., ex libris with five relevant stamps, in title and edges, text clean and fresh, overall in very good condition. Mordtmann (1811-1879) was the first systematic explorer of Asia Minor. From 1850 up to 1859 he travelled all around the huge Anatolian peninsula with one mission: to remark, explore and discover. From the topography of the places and the population customs up to the discovery of ancient monuments, his impressive remarks remain manuscript. In 1871 Mordtmann became a member of the famous Greek Philologikos Syllogos of Constantinople. Results of his discoveries were used on map making by Kiepert, on historical and academic dissertations, but only in 1925, Babinger, a famous orientalist professor in Germany, published his very lengthy travel account which contain unique testimonies for Asia Minor early topography, its ethnological shape, economy, daily life of its population, roads, social structure etc. Published in limited number, for Academic use, it is now rare.
  19. 45.0137
    1.800,00 €
    Landron Eugene: Atlas d Itineraire Physique du Voyage Archaeologique en Grece et en Asie Mineure fait par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendants les annees 1843 et 1844, Paris 1856-1859. Together: Landron Eugene: Atlas d Architecture du Voyage Archaeologique en Grece et en Asie Mineure fait par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendants les annees 1843 et 1844 et publie sous les auspices du Ministere Publique, Paris 1847-54. First and only edition for both Atlases issues. This enormous publication never finished, only loose plates of Atlases volumes, in fascicules, have been published over many years and finally the giant project of publication of hundreds of plates (a kind of scientific encyclopedia for Greece and Asia Minor) has been abandoned. It has been planned to have several Atlases of plates (Itinerary, Architecture, Inscriptions). Some of these loose plates survived, but none Atlas had ever been completed. Le Bas and Landron travelled in a French state archaeological mission in Greece and Asia Minor in 1843/4. Landron drawn fine views of landscapes, antiquities, architectural remains of the ancient Greek art and inscriptions. Le Bas wrote the narrative of the travel and the account. It took years for the engraving of the plates and the French revolution of 1848 delayed the publication. Finally, only 40 pages of the text account were published and plates, in fascicules, mostly during the 1850s. The publication of inscriptions (volumes 2 and 3 of the project) continued up to 1870 by Waddington. 1. For the Atlas of Itineraire Physique (the First Atlas of the project): Folio 36x28 (two maps double size and numbered as two plates), thirty-one (31) plates only (of 72 ever published) for this Atlas (no title has ever been printed according BNF and British Library). Frayed at edges, some minor defects in few plates, overall in very good condition for loose plates, depicting beautiful scenes of the Levant and the first accurate maps for many places. This gathering contains: three plates with fine views of Athens and Attica, 7 plates for other places in Greece and 21 plates of views and maps from Asia Minor, mostly remaining of ancient Greek and Byzantine monuments there, as well as fine views. 2. For the Atlas of Architecture (the Forth Atlas of the project): Imperial Folio 55x37cm, publishers cover papers of some fascicules, frayed at edges and rubbed, sixty-three (63) loose plates (of 144 ever published, title never printed, taken from the wrappers) Folio lithographed plates 52x35cm, (4 double pages, 7 chromolithographed) loose as issued, some marginal water-stain in two-three plates, some restored marginal tears and few scattered spotting in two-three others, generally clean and bright, no title ever printed taken from the wrappers, overall very good. This gathering of 63 plates, all of the scheduled Greek Architectural section, includes:15 plates from Athens, 2 plates from islands of Greece, 5 plates from Peloponnesus, 41 plates from Asia Minor, some duplicates from the Asia Minor plates and is among the most complete even appeared... Include fine very early chromolithographed plates of Greek Architecture, depicting, for the first ever time, its colored beautiful initial appearance. Some gatherings of loose plates of these Atlases exist in some public libraries worldwide. In total these two gatherings offer 94 Folio lithographed plates of an extremely rare and beautiful publication with fine views and architectural monuments of Greece and Asia Minor. Seems that only BNF has the totality of the plates which finally have been printed. Not in Atabey, Blackmer or any other known collection.
  20. 45.0138
    900,00 €
    Tchihatcheff P.: [Asie Mineure. Description Physique de cette contree. Atlas. Paris 1853-1856]. First and only edition. FOLIO 36x27cm. Contemporary leather over boards slightly rubbed. Six of the eight livraisons, containing twenty, of twenty-seven, big lithographed plates of fine views of Asia Minor. Most of the plates (13) clean and fine, few (4 plates) with scattered marginal spotting and water--stain (pictures not affected), two plates (Mont Argee et lac Hayran, pl. 15 and 18) with heavy spotting, one (Kioutahia) heavy marginal spotting, not affecting picture. Overall, a very good set. Piotr Thihatcheff (1815-1890), a Russian officer and explorer travelled widely in Anatolia, since 1845. His work, l Asie Mineure Description de cette Contree, published over 15 years in five parts, forms a kind of encyclopedia for Anatolia. L’ Atlas physique is the most beautiful illustrated part. It had been published in 8 separate livraisons from 1853 to 1856, of 3 or 4 plates each. This folio volume is a gathering, without title, as always (as a title page had never printed), 6 out of those 8 livraisons, containing twenty (20) fine early lithographed views of many cities in Asia Minor, including Trebizond, Smyrna, Sinope, Heraklia (Bender Eregli), as well splendid landscapes of the countryside. Extremely rare plates. Atabey 1202, not in Blackmer.
  21. 45.0139
    340,00 €
    Guerin V.:Description de l ile de Patmos et de l ile de Samos. Paris 1856. First edition. Large 8vo 22x14cm. Contemporary leather over marbled boards, internally very light scattered spotting in few pages, otherwise a fine copy. Complete [4] 224p. [2] and two folded maps of the islands of Patmos and Samos. Guerin visited the Samos and Patmos islands in 1854. Guerin described the islands village by village, their populations, their costumes, their monuments etc. It is the first systematic scientific travel account for those two Greek islands
  22. 45.0140
    900,00 €
    Grellois Eugene.: Excursion dans la Troade en Septembre 1854, Metz 1857. First and only edition. Tall in 8vo, 23x14cm, original yellow printed papercovers, slightly dusty, dedication signed by the author at half title, text clean and bright, complete 70p., overall in very good condition. Grellois (1811-1887) travelled in Asia Minor in summer 1854, particularly he toured extensively, village by village the whole northern west part of the peninsula, anciently called the Troad. He kept daily calendar during his trip. It is a scientific account presented in the Imperial Academy at Metz, his hometown, upon his return and was published by it, as it has been found of great importance. These provincial publications of travel accounts are extremely rare. Only two copies in all public libraries worldwide, BNF and in Germany. Absent from all major collections.
  23. 45.0141
    580,00 €
    Botu de Limas: Six mois en Orient en 1851 and 1852, Lyon 1861. First and only edition. In 8vo, 21x14cm, modern cloth, with nice gilt title, over boards, complete: half title, title and 506p. and 19 fine lithographed views (among them original drawings of Athens, Argos, Constantinople etc), text clean and very fresh, overall an almost fine copy. Botu de Limas travelled in Greece and the Levant for six months, his trip started in Athens and described the mid 19th century city. He toured extensively in Peloponnese visiting several cities there, before the continuation of his trip to Constantinople and the Levant. He kept daily calendar, he was impressed by the Greek way of daily life; and his very extensive account (500p.) is a source of information in many fields. Published in his home city, Lyon. Scarce.
  24. 45.0142
    740,00 €
    Langlois V.: Voyage dans la Cilicie et dans les montagnes de Taurus execute pendant les annees 1852-1853. Paris 1861. First edition. Illustrated with 7 contemporary-colored costumes plates depicting people of the Levant. In 4to 24x16cm... Contemporary red leather over boards, some light marginal water stain. Complete [10]478p., 7 colored lithographed, one folding map, further illustrations in text. A very good copy. Langlois was the first European who explored Cilicia and Taurus mountains in Anatolia. This account is a detailed description of the area, its topography, its natural resources, races and languages spoken, trade, government, history, cities and countryside, the account had been published in two versions. This with the fine contemporary colored, ethnography subjects, lithographed plates and another with geographical landscapes. The two versions have completely different plates. Not in Atabey this edition (666 for the other one), not in Blackmer. Scarce.
  25. 45.0143
    1.600,00 €
    Klose Wilhelm: Ansichten aus Griechenland und Italien, vierzehn Blatt, Wien c. 1870. First and only edition. Imperial Folio 65x45cm, contemporary publisher s printed hard covers portfolio, slightly rubbed and little dusty, complete: title, list of plates and all the 14 beautiful huge fine views, loose as issued (six of Athens, Korinth, Sykion, and six of south Italy), some scattered spotting in title and list, light and few in the very margins of the plates, plates clean and bright, overall a very good copy of a rare work. Klose (1830-1916) was a German talent painter who travelled three times in Greece and Italy around 1860. He was very impressed by the Mediterranean landscape and its monuments. He produced several works. In mid 1860s became millionaire by heritage. He painted large paintings from his original drawings made on the spot, in his own house, a fantastic luxurious villa in Karlsuhe, which has been transformed in an ancient style Greek villa. Around 1870 decided to finance an edition of lithographed views from his own paintings and made them presents for his friends. This rare edition has been edited in Vienna. Fine large lithographed views of Greece from original paintings destroyed during WW2. Rare beautiful work.
  26. 45.0144
    380,00 €
    Ubicini A.: Etat present de l Empire Ottoman. Statistique, Gouvernement, Administration, Finances, Armee, Communautes non Musulmans etc. Paris 1876. First and only edition. In 8vo 22x14cm. Contemporary leather over boards, a very good binding, waterstain and spotting throughout the text. Complete 267p. Ubicini (1818-1884) was a French journalist who stayed long time in the Levant and wrote several studies. This is his rarest work. A detailed presentation of the Ottoman empire at the eve of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877/78, with rare statistics covering population and economic activities. The description of the non-Muslim population and their condition in the Ottoman State is very detailed. All the second part of the book deals with the Greeks, the Armenians, the Israelis, the Bulgars and the Latins. He also provides very detailed numbers and estimations of the races and religion of the population, from very reliable sources. VERY RARE!
  27. 45.0145
    180,00 €
    Wood J. T.: Discoveries at Ephesus with numerous illustrations from original drawings and photographs, London 1877. First edition, tall in 4to 26x20cm, contemporary green cloth over boards, spine rubbed are edges, small ex library stamps, complete: 285p. for the narrative, many addenda with inscriptions, drawings and photographs, as call for, text and plates clean and bright, overall very good condition. Wood did the first systematic excavations in Ephesus and his discoveries made great impression worldwide. His narrative of travel account in Asia Minor and of the archaeological excavations shed light in this important Greek city and its environs. First account of one of the most important discoveries of 19th century in Greece and the Levant, richly illustrated with fine views.
  28. 45.0146
    280,00 €
    Heyd W.: Geschihte des Levantehandels im Mittelalter. Stuttgart 1879. First edition. in 8vo 22x15cm. Contemporary leather over boards, uniformally browned paper, cancelled ex library stamps. Complete in two volumes, 604p., 781p., overall a very good set. Wilhelm Heyd (1823-1906) compiled the first systematic scientific study for the Levant trade, from the Middle ages up to the 18th century. It is a valuable work for the Levant countries, scientifically founded and exhaustive. Although based in the available documents of his time, it is still today the main basic reference for any further advance on the trade in Eastern Mediterranean. RARE first edition of a major scientific work.
  29. 45.0147
    340,00 €
    Riemann Othon: Recherches Archaeologiques sur les Iles Ioniennes. I. CORFU, Paris 1879, II. CEPHALONIE, Paris 1879, III. ZANTE-IV. CERIGO, Paris 1880. First and only edition. In 8o 23x16cm, original publisher’s wrappers, all the three, independently published, books of Riemann for the Ionian islands. All complete, Corfu 58p., Cephalonie 70p., Zante - Cerigo 66p. and one map. Original wrappers slightly soiled, text clean, last volume spine rubbed, otherwise a very good set. Riemann (1853-1891) was a French traveler and archaeologist. He had focused on the Ionian islands where he travelled, during the 1870s, extensively and did the first systematic archaeological excavations. This is the first travel book specifically for Kefalonia and Kithira (Cerigo). Village by village, all the four islands are described in detail, their people, costumes, monuments, medieval towns (still standing) etc. Meanwhile he did the first excavations and identifications of ancient places. A complete set of all Riemann three travel accounts for the Ionian islands. RARE complete account.
  30. 45.0148
    460,00 €
    Schweiger-Lerchenfeld A.: Der Orient, Wien 1882. First edition. In 4to 23x17cm, contemporary original publishers hard covers richly decorated, slightly rubbed at one joint, paper covers preserved, complete, title with ex ownership little stamp, 808p. [150], fifty (50) full page lithographed views outside text, several maps and more than one hundred woodcut vignettes with views in the text. Text and plates clean, overall very good. Amald Schweiger Lerchenfeld (1846-1910)an Austrian traveler and writer visited Greece in 1875. He toured after in Makedonia, Thrace, Anatolia, Armenia and the Levant. The author gives very detailed and accurate information for many places of Balkans and Asia Minor. The publication is very richly illustrated with a huge quantity of plates, depicting fine rare views of Greece and the Levant, after original drawings. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. One of the best and better illustrated travel accounts for the Levant of the second half of 19th century. A very richly illustrated work.
  31. 45.0149
    380,00 €
    Tozer H.: The Islands of the Aegean. London 1890. First and only edition. In 8vo 20x13cm, contemporary publisher’ s binding, slightly rubbed, complete 354p. and the folding map, map tear at fold and slightly misfold, few spotting only in first and last leafs, text clean and bright, overall very good. An account of three journeys in most of the Aegean islands. Henry Tozer, a hard traveler in Greece and the Levant, had visited more Greek islands than any other previous traveler. The third travel embraced the northern islands of Limnos, Thassos and Samothrace which the author has treated these at greater length because they had been less frequently visited than the others. Atabey 1232, Blackmer 1670. RARE!
  32. 45.0150
    1.600,00 €
    Humann Karl–Puchstein Otto.: Reisen in Kleinasien und NordSyrien ausgefuhrt im auftage der Kgl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1890. First edition, text volume in small Folio 29x21cm, contemporary leather over marbled boards, a very nice binding with light wear, one library ex libris at front past down, of the famous Conder collection of the University of Edinburgh and relevant small stamp on title, cancelled, text clean and bright, complete 424p. and the 59 illustrations, overall a very good copy. This scientific publication of the famous Prussian Academy of Arts contains, in three parts, two severately travel accounts and discoveries in Anatolia: a) The travel account to Angora and its environs during 1882 by Humann. In this travel Humann discovered the famous Hittite capital at Boghaz-Koi, the narrative includes his detailed daily calendar over several months, including full reports for his visits in Moudania, Proussa, Aggelokoma (Inegol), Dorilaion (Eski-Sehir), Pessinous, his tour in Galatia in many places, and his return through the Pontic areas and Samsoun and b) The combine travel account of the two authors, during 1883, to Nemrud Dagh where they discovered the famous giant mountain sculptures of the Kommagini ancient Greek Kings and finally c) a critical presentation of their discoveries in Kommagini (Κομμαγηνή), including the famous inscription of Antiochos (which inspired Kavafis famous poem), full with the publications of many other Greek inscriptions found on site. The discovery of ancient Hittite civilization and of the ancient Greek sanctuary of the Greek kings in Nemrud in eastern Asia Minor, with his finally preserved Ancient Greek statues and monuments, were among the chief discoveries in the Levant during late 19th century. Rare scientific publication, not in Atabey or Blackmer. Extremely rare!
  33. 45.0151
    380,00 €
    Βικέλας Δημήτρης [Vikelas D.]: La Grece Byzantine and Moderne, Paris, Didot 1893. First and only edition, in 8vo, 21x12cm, modern leather over boards, preserving original publishers front printed paper cover detached, text clean and bright, complete 431p., overall in very good condition. A very rare publication by Dimitrios Vikelas (1835-1908), an important Greek 19th century writer and the first President of the International Olympic Committee. Vikelas lived in Paris up to 1897 and this work is one of the first systematic presentations of the direct links between Byzantium and modern Greece. An exhaustive presentation of Byzantine Greece, the Greek Revolution and the shape of the modern Greek State, being, according Vikelas, a direct heir of Byzantium. This work seems to not have been translated in Greek. One only copy of this book in Greece, in Thessaloniki University library. Rare!
  34. 45.0152
    460,00 €
    Humann Karl-Cichorius Conrad-Judeich Walther-Winter Franz.: Altertumer von Hierapolis, Berlin 1898. First and only edition, small Folio 28x22cm, contemporary boards, slightly rubbed, cover of spine missing, text clean and fine, few edges of pages slightly frayed, complete: 203p. all the illustrations present, overall in good condition. A collective work under the auspices of the Imperial German Archaeological Institution. An early edition of the major discovery of the ruins of Ancient Hierapolis in Asia Minor, a city discovered almost intact in late 19th century and still its ruins are very impressive. The topography of the area is presented by Karl Humann who travelled in Phrygia in the late1880s and provides the narrative account of the initial operations and the exploration of the whole area. The historical frame and the excavations are presented by Cichorious, the sculptures by Winter and the inscriptions by Judeich. It is a lengthy presentation, with scientific accounts, of one of the earlier modern systematic archaeological excavations. It had put the scientific norms in excavations for the very first time, after Schliemann amateur attempts. The publication is richly illustrated with drawings, maps and early photographs of the places. A pioneer work for modern archaeology and a world class discovery in the Levant. Still a basic source for Greek Asia Minor.
  35. 45.0153
    380,00 €
    Tafrali O.: Topographie de Thessalonique. Paris 1913. First and only edition. In 4to 24, 5x16cm, contemporary leather over boards, very few marginal water-stain but text clean and bright, complete 220p., 32 plates with fine early photographs of the city and the famous two plans of the city, overall very good plus condition. Orest Tafrali (1876-1937) of Vlach origin was an historian who studied Thessaloniki s monuments and history. In this sublime work, the first ever detailed topographical scientific study of Thessaloniki, he provides unique information for the city. It is a comprehensive and scientific study to identify the main buildings and historical monuments of the city and reconstruct its ancient and medieval topography. The city had been meticulously studied and examined on every corner, building by building, and just at the eve of its massive destruction in 1917 by the fire. A unique account, still the basic reference for the city old topography. Rare.
  36. 45.0154
    420,00 €
    Wage A. - Thomson M.: The Nomads of the Balkans, an account of life and customs among the Vlachs of Northern Pindus, London 1913. First and only edition. Tall in 8vo 23x14cm, contemporary publisher’s red cloth, text clean and bright, complete [10]332p. [31] and 25 plates with many early photographs, overall very good. Wage and Thomson spent years among the Vlach population of Northern Pindos in the first decade of the 20th century. These remote areas were very little visited by any traveler. Their precious and unique account is the first ever detailed travel account of the Pindos area and the first ethnological account for the Greek Vlachs. Contains precious early photographs of several places and people with traditional costumes. It is an invaluable account before the incorporation of these territories to the modern Greek state. Rare.
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