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Greece. Pictorial, Descriptive And Historical by  Christopher Wordsworth - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1839 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 030612)

Greece. Pictorial, Descriptive And Historical

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Greece. Pictorial, Descriptive And Historical

by Wordsworth, Christopher

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London: William S. Orr & Co., 1839. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Over 350 Wood Engravings, 28 Steel Engravings, By Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, Jaques And Other Artists. Xxiii, 356 Pp. First Printing, 1839. Quarter Calf, Calf Tips, Over Marbled Boards, Marbled Endpapers, And With Matching Marbling To Edges Of Page Block. Binding Is Early Or Original, Wear But Nicely Refurbished, New Morocco Spine Label, Hinges Intact And Solid. Contents Very Clean, Light Foxing To A Few Plates But Almost All Are Entirely Clena And With Clean, Intact Tissue Guards. Wordsworth Was The Youngest Son Of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, Master Of Trinity And A Nephew Of The Poet William Wordsworth. He Was The Younger Brother Of The Classical Scholar John Wordsworth And Charles Wordsworth, Bishop Of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld And Dunblane. He Was Educated At Winchester And Trinity, Cambridge. Like His Brother Charles, He Was Distinguished As An Athlete As Well As For Scholarship. He Won The Chancellor's Gold Medal For Poetry In 1827 And 1828. He Became Senior Classic, And Was Elected A Fellow And Tutor Of Trinity In 1830; Shortly Afterwards He Took Holy Orders. He Went For A Tour In Greece In 1832-1833, And Published Various Works On Its Topography And Archaeology, The Most Famous Of Which Is "Wordsworth's" Greece (1839). In 1836 He Became Public Orator At Cambridge, And In The Same Year Was Appointed Headmaster Of Harrow, A Post He Resigned In 1844. In 1844 Sir Robert Peel Appointed Him As A Canon Of Westminster[3] (1844-1869). He Was Vicar Of Stanford In The Vale, Berkshire (1850-1869) And Archdeacon Of Westminster (1864-1869). In 1869 Benjamin Disraeli Appointed Him Bishop Of Lincoln Which He Retained Until His Death In 1885.


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Greece. Pictorial, Descriptive And Historical
Wordsworth, Christopher
Over 350 Wood Engravings, 28 Steel Engravings, By Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny
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1st Edition 1st Printing
William S. Orr & Co.
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Greece, Italy, General
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Arroyo Seco Books lists over 20,000 used and unusual books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We also have a large stock of prints, antiquarian and modern. Most items are listed in about 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We purchase large and interesting private libraries. All stock is on line. Member of IOBA. Shipping set at fixed rates but large items may require additional postage. International shipments sent only by insured USPS mail. Shipments to the UK require USPS Priority Express Mail in order to fully insure, since March 1, 2020. Sales within California may be subject to California sales tax; sales tax may be required for shipments to other states that require sales tax for inbound shipments. International shipments may be subject to fees and/or VAT which are responsibility of the buyer. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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