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GUILLAUME de VAUDONCOURT, Frédéric.

Memoirs on the Ionian Islands,

considered in a commercial, political and military, point of view; in which their advantages of position are described as well as their relations with the Greek continent, including the life and character of Ali Pacha, the present ruler of Greece. Togethe

Stock Code
103113
London, Baldwin, 1816
£1,500

An important work. The author was despatched with an artillery battery to assist Ali Pasha who was attempting to gain control of the Ionian Islands. For a year thereafter he was with Ali Pasha and directed the siege of St. Maura and the defence of Prevesa. His descriptions of Ali Pasha and of life in his palace are particularly expressive. Walton's translation of the manuscript coincided with the British acquisition of the Ionian Islands.

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Description

First edition, 8vo, large folding map, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, pink endpapers, upper joint cracked but firm, lightly rubbed, early notices affixed to prelims, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Atabey 536; Blackmer 765.

Stock ID:103113

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