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A description of the East and some other countries [bound with]

Inscriptionum antiquarum Graec. et Latin.

Stock Code 110318

London, 1743-1745 & 1752.

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One of the most important books on the Eastern Mediterranean. The first volume contains a description of Egypt, with volume two describing Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Crete, the Greek islands, Asia Minor, Thrace, Greece and other parts of Europe. 'Pococke travelled extensively in Europe from 1833-6 and continued on to the Levant, reaching Alexandria in September 1737. He remained three years in the Eastern Mediterranean visiting Egypt, Palestine, Asia Minor and Greece... Pococke achieved a great reputation with this publication... and was prasied by Gibbon. Pococke also published a catalogue of his numismatic finds in Egypt'. (Navari).

First editions, 3 vols in 4; folio; 178 engraved plates, plans & maps (some folding); uniformly bound in mottled calf, spines gilt, some spotting and browning, spines slightly worn.

Atabey 965; Blackmer 1323 & 1324.
Provenance

Provenance: Sanderson Miller, 1716-1780, English pioneer of Gothic revival architecture and landscape designer (author's presentation inscription); Leybourn Grange (bookplates); T.A.D. Godinton (exlibris); Spiros Loverdos Library, Kifisia (bookplate).

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A description of the East and some other countries [bound with]

POCOCKE, R.

Stock code: 110318

$9,444.00

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