HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)
HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)
HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)
HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)
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HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)

Travels through France, Turkey, and Hungary, to Vienna, in 1792. To which are added several tours in Hungary, in 1799 and 1800. London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1803.

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HUNTER, William (c. 1769-1815)
Travels through France, Turkey, and Hungary, to Vienna, in 1792. To which are added several tours in Hungary, in 1799 and 1800. London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1803.
The rare, much enlarged third edition, extra-illustrated with the set of hand-coloured plates from William Miller's Costume of Turkey, and finely bound. 'Largest paper with coloured plates, 20 copies printed' (Lowndes). The fine stipple engravings in the work are remarkably printed in colour. Originally published in 1796, this third edition was significantly expanded to include Hunter's tours of Hungary made in 1799 and 1800. William Hunter (c.1769-1815) had initially travelled, in 1792, through France and the eastern Mediterranean to Constantinople and over land on his return journey through the Romanian Principalities. The frontispiece of Selim IlI is by Nutter after Duchateau and the other plates by various artists including Dalvimart, van Mour and Grasset de Saint-Sauveur. Atabey I, 602; Bobins V, 1693; Lowndes III, p.1145.

2 volumes, large octavo in 4s, (256 x 158mm). Pp. xxxix, 412; xix, 486, contemporary hand-coloured folding engraved map (lightly spotted), portrait frontispiece to vol. I and 12 plates, all stipple-engraved and printed in colour, extra-illustrated with the contemporary hand-coloured title and 61 contemporary hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates from William Miller's Costume of Turkey (some light spotting, occasional marginal mark, minor offsetting). Elegant contemporary straight grained green morocco, covers with gilt and blind ruled border, gilt corner-pieces, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, edges and turn-ins, gilt ruled, all edges gilt (slight rubbing to joints and extremities).
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