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A Handbook for Travellers in  Greece

A Handbook for Travellers in Greece

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A Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Describing The Ionian Islands, the Kingdom of Greece, the Islands of the Aegean Sea, With Albania, Thessaly, and Macedonia.

by Murray, John (Firm)

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Edition of 1854: "New edition, for the most part re-written." 460 pages plus fold-out map. Rebound in 1959. Bears name of K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and his initials on spine. Very little age-darkening, spine somewhat tanned, Small abrasion on upper left corner of front board. Small tear and inexpert (tape) repair on fold-out map, but all present and readable. Binding tight, all pages tight, bright, unstained and untorn. Bound with 1859 Murray's Handbook Advertiser.

John Murray's famous Handbooks for Travelers accompanied Victorians as they traveled throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa.in an era of burgeoning railroads and flourishing British imperialism.

This is a through compendium for the well-to-do traveler in Greece in the middle of the 19th century, with many practical hints and "maxims," information and advice on routes, traveling with servants, hiring horses, preserving health, shooting and firearms, the state of the Greek church, observations on the Modern
Greek language, and more. Includes exhaustive information on Greek history, monuments, antiquities, sights and travel conditions, as well as coverage of Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia and the Turkish possessions today part of Greece.

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Edition of 1854: " New edition, for the most part re-written." 460 pages plus fold-out map. Rebound in 1959. Bears name of K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and his initials on spine. Very little age-darkening, spine somewhat tanned, Small abrasion on upper left corner of front board. Small tear and inexpert (tape) repair on fold-out map, but all present and readable. Binding tight, all pages tight, bright, unstained and untorn. Bound with 1859 Murray's Handbook Advertiser. John Murray's famous Handbooks for Travelers accompanied Victorians as they traveled throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa.in an era of burgeoning railroads and flourishing British imperialism. This is a through compendium for the well-to-do traveler in Greece in the middle of the 19th century, with many practical hints and "maxims," information and advice on routes, traveling with servants, hiring horses, preserving health, shooting and firearms, the state of the Greek church, observations on the Modern Greek language, and more. Includes exhaustive information on Greek history, monuments, antiquities, sights and travel conditions, as well as coverage of Albania, Thessaly, Macedonia and the Turkish possessions today part of Greece.

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Bookseller
Setton Book Collection US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
178
Title
A Handbook for Travellers in Greece
Author
Murray, John (Firm)
Format/Binding
Red cloth, gilt-stamped title, date and initialsof pwner.
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1854
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Victorian travel, hazards of travel in Greece in mid-19th century Greece, Greek islands, travel routes to Greece from England, accommodations for travelers, travelling with servants
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian Raties;
Size
5" x 7 1/4"

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About Setton Book Collection

European history, with a loose focus on the late medieval/early Renaissance period, including the Crusades; some first or contemporary editions from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; some scholarly works in English, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Catalan, Russian.Some works from the libraries of Reeve Shley at Ripplebrook; John L. La Monte; Kenneth M. Setton; Howard Ellison Whitney; Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland; Washington Shirley, 9th Earl Ferrers, Joseph Harrison Brazier; Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.Also some exotic Americana and other eclectic gems that have serendipitously popped up over the years."I just wanted to say that the service and quality of the book received from 'Setton Book Collection' was exceptional. I am very pleased with the book: A Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee. 5 star service all the way.Best Regards,Pete,London, England13 October 2020

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