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Journal of a visit to Constantinople,

and some of the Greek Islands, in the Spring and Summer of 1833.

Stock Code 102744

London, Longman, 1835

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Auldjo, a distinguished geologist and Alpinist who had climbed Mont Blanc in 1827, 'enjoyed the luxuries of Constantinople. He gives a detailed account of a 'hummum', or Turkish bath, some years before it was popularised by David Urquhart' (Koç). The book contains detailed descriptions of costume and of all sorts of manufactures including jewellery, silks, perfumes, etc.

First edition. 8vo., xii, 259 pp., complete with half title, vignette on title and another on p.203 after Sir William Gell, 7 plates drawn and etched by George Cruikshank after drawings by the author, contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving spine, rubbed, corners worn, a very good copy.
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