'a valuable description of greece during the revolution'
WADDINGTON, George. A Visit to Greece, in 1823 and 1824 ... Second Edition. London, William Clowes for John Murray, 1825.
8vo Contemporary diced Russia, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, covers with gilt-ruled double-fillet; pp. , lix,, , 248; Roman and Greek types; folding frontispiece map of Greece and Anatolia by J. Walker and folding engraved 'Military Plan of the Acropolis of Athens' by J. Walker; hinges rubbed with some repaired cracking on hinges, a few leaves a little spotted, nonetheless a very fresh and clean copy, retaining the half-title, printed on high-quality paper.
Second edition of one of the best-informed books on the Greek Uprising against the Ottoman Empire, written by an eye-witness of many a chaotic event. Waddington spoke with many fighters from both sides of the epic struggle and tries to judge the atrocities with impartiality. He gives interesting details about the funding of the freedom fighters, the role of the Greek merchant navy and attempts by other European powers to interfere. In 1825 the first edition of A Visit to Greece, in 1823 and 1824 was published, and this second edition appeared later in the same year, after the first edition had been well reviewed (a German translation also appeared in 1825). Blackmer judges that, 'This work is a valuable description of Greece during the revolution. Waddington is not a philhellene but neither is he a turcophile. His account is objective and realistic, with an awareness of the problems which existed'. Chapter XIX is dedicated to Missolonghi and Byron (who had been at Trinity only a few years before Waddington matriculated), of whose time in Greece Waddington writes in a laudatory but perceptive and clear-sighted manner.
Blackmer 1755 (lacking half-title); Droulia 900; for the 1st ed., cf.: Atabey 1307; Lowndes p. 2802.