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POUQUEVILLE, François Charles Hugues Laurent.

Travels in Greece and Turkey,

comprehending a particular account of the Morea, Albania, &c. A comparison between the ancient and present state of Greece, and an historical and geographical description of the Ancient Epirus.

Stock Code
93025
London, Henry Colburn and Co., 1820
£2,750

'The first and probably the best of all Pouqueville's works on Greece.' - Blackmer.

The rare English language edition of Voyage en Moree. This translation by Ann Plumptre first appeared in 1813. It contains different illustrations from those used in the other editions in French, German, etc.

Pouqueville, a doctor, travelled with the French Expedition to Egypt attached to the scientific commission. He was later captured by pirates and ended up in prison, first in Tripolis for ten months, and later in Constantinople for two years. During the years of his capture he taught himself modern Greek, and on his being set free and returning to France in 1801, he wrote the present work giving an account of his time in the Levant. The work contains a great deal of information on popular customs, superstitions, songs, etc.

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Description

Second edition, 4to, xii, 482 pp., 2 pages ads at end, folding map, 6 engraved plates. Some offsetting and light marginal waterstains, original boards, later paper backstrip and label, some stains and edge wear, an excellent example

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