London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
GELL, Sir William (1777-1836). The Topography of Troy, and its Vicinity. C. Whittingham for T.N. Longman and O. Rees, 1804. 2° (423 x 265mm). Hand-coloured etched title-vignette, 2 coloured maps and 28 hand-coloured aquatint and etched plates, 3 folding, 13 illustrations in the text, all but 2 hand-coloured (light discolouration and offsetting). Later 19th-century maroon hardgrain half morocco (rather rubbed). Provenance: the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (in gilt on upper cover) -- Alan Waterworth (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of 'Certainly the most beautiful book on Troy ever published' (A.K. Lascarides). Abbey informs us that 'The above pioneer work on the subject fixed the site of Troy at Bounarbashi'. Brunet II, 1519; Atabey 483; Abbey: Travel, 399.
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