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BAEDEKER, Karl.

Athens and Its Immediate Environs. 1896.

Reprinted, With corrections From The Second Edition Of The Handbook To Greece

Stock Code
101242
Karl Baedeker, Leipsic1896
£10,000

'This reprint from the second edition of Baedeker's Handbook to Greece (1894) is intended for sale solely within the kingdom of Greece.'

This title is the one of the rarest English editions. It was published for visitors to the first modern day Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. Few copies survive as many were discarded after use.

Pierre de Courbetin, founder of the modern day Olympic Games, had originally intended to hold the games in Paris but after the Panathenaic Stadium was excavated in 1869 he decided to hold it in Athens, the birthplace of the Olympics and asked Baedeker to publish a special guide for the occasion.

This copy was issued May 1896.

Very Rare.

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Description

Small 8vo. (size:15 x 11 cm), 80pp, 2 folding maps, some very slight spotting in margins of a few leaves, internally fairly clean, a few pages detached; publisher's original brown boards, previous owner's faint signature on upper board, red cloth spine, some very minor wear to the boards, housed in a modern black clamshell box with black morocco spine, black cloth boards, gilt lettered; overall a very good copy.

Bibliography

Hinrichsen E238

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