Lot 21: Gell (Sir William)

DominicWinter

2015-10-06 14:39:48

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Lot 21: Gell (Sir William). The Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca, 1st ed., 1807, two engraved maps (one folding), 13 engraved plates (including nine folding), mostly aquatints, some offsetting and scattered spotting, contemporary diced calf, rebacked with original spine relaid, 4to. Blackmer 661: "First and only edition. Gell visited Ithaca in the spring of 1806 accompanied by Dodwell and Henry Raikes. He was the first to study seriously the topography of Ithaca for its Homeric associations. The work was reviewed by Byron in the Monthly Review for August, 1811." (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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