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HOBHOUSE, J[ohn] C[am], 1st Baron Broughton.

A journey through Albania,

and other provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople, during the years 1809 and 1810.

Stock Code
87789
London, Cawthorn, 1833
£2,000

'Hobhouse was an intimate friend of Byron with whom he made the journey described in this book ... Hobhouse's account of this journey, Byron's first visit to Greece, is of great interest not only for the light it sheds on an important period of the poet's life but also for Hobhouse's detailed account of ethnographical and topographical material and his description of Ali Pasha's court. The plates come from several sources, 2 are taken from Mahmoud Raif's work on the Nizam-jedid which Hobhouse bought in Constantinople. The costume plates are reminiscent of Mouradja d'Ohsson, but the views of Athens are particular to this work. They are possibly after originals which were in Byron's possession ... One would conclude that the artists [were] Linckh or Cockerell or both ... however what appear to be the originals of these plates, now in a private collection, have been attributed to Richard Temple by

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Description

Third edition. 2 volumes, 4to, 2 folding maps, 2 facsimiles, 2 leaves of engraved music, 17 finely hand-coloured and 1 uncoloured aquatint plates, modern blue half morocco gilt, a little light toning, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Atabey 584; Blackmer 821; cf Abbey (Travel), 202; Koç, Constantinople I, 198 (earlier edition).

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