Lot 23: Gell (Sir William). Narrative of a Journey in the Morea, 1st ed., 1823, nine uncoloured lithographed plates, a little light spotting, original boards, paper label to spine, small splits to joints, minor wear at foot of spine, 8vo. Blackmer 665: "These travels were actually undertaken in 1805-06, but Gell decided to publish them in 1823 in order to combat the growing philhellenic sentimentality about Greece and the Greeks. He wanted to show what Greece was really like before the revolution... The plates include views of Mega Spileon, Navarino, Mistra, Orchomenos, Arcadia (Kyparissia)." (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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