A Tour in Greece 1880 … With Twenty-Seven Illustrations by Lord
A Tour in Greece 1880 … With Twenty-Seven Illustrations by Lord

FARRER, Richard Ridley. A Tour in Greece 1880 … With Twenty-Seven Illustrations by Lord Windsor.

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FARRER, Richard Ridley. A Tour in Greece 1880 … With Twenty-Seven Illustrations by Lord Windsor. Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1882.

Royal 8vo. Original terracotta cloth with bevelled edges, image of Classical Greek amphora in black to upper and lower covers, Greek style borders blocked in black and gilt, lettered in gilt, Grecian ornaments in gold on night-blue endpapers; pp. xi, 216; 27 wood-engraved plates, each with tissue-guard, one large folding map; light marking to cloth, a little spotting mainly at beginning and end, else a very good copy, title blind-stamped With the Publishers' Compliments, bookplate Charles Benson.
First edition. Despite Farrer's disclaimer in his Preface, that his Tour in Greece relates "no exciting adventures", the book offers a readable account of his visit, which includes details of Schliemann's excavations in the Argolid. The first two chapters deal with a stop-over in Corfu, on the way from Brindisi. The accompanying finely executed illustrations contribute to this very stylishly produced work.
Blackmer 575.

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