BLOUNT (HENRY) A Voyage into the Levant. A Briefe Relation of a Journey... from England by Way of Venice, into Dalmatia, Sclavonia, Bosnah, Hungary, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace, Rhodes, and Egypt, unto Gran Cairo... with Particular Observations Concerning the Moderne Condition of the Turkes, and Other People under that Empire, I.L. for Andrew Crooke, 1636

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Lot 271
BLOUNT (HENRY)]
A Voyage into the Levant. A Briefe Relation of a Journey... from England by Way of Venice, into Dalmatia, Sclavonia, Bosnah, Hungary, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace, Rhodes, and Egypt, unto Gran Cairo... with Particular Observations Concerning the Moderne Condition of the Turkes, and Other People under that Empire, I.L. for Andrew Crooke, 1636

Sold for £ 2,750 (US$ 3,763) inc. premium
[BLOUNT (HENRY)]
A Voyage into the Levant. A Briefe Relation of a Journey... from England by Way of Venice, into Dalmatia, Sclavonia, Bosnah, Hungary, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace, Rhodes, and Egypt, unto Gran Cairo... with Particular Observations Concerning the Moderne Condition of the Turkes, and Other People under that Empire, second edition, woodcut ornament on title, some leaves with line borders shaved, nineteenth century blindstamped calf, gilt lettered spine [cf. Atabey 119 (first edition); ESTC S91116], small 4to, I.L. for Andrew Crooke, 1636

Footnotes

  • Second edition of Blount's account of his travels to the Levant in 1634, published in the same year as the very scarce first edition. "Blount treated his subject with objectivity and viewed Turkish society as different from but equally valid to the life he knew in England... [displaying] his open-minded attitude to the Turks" (Blackmer).

    Provenance: Porkington Library label.
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