London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
PERRY, Charles (1698-1780). A View of the Levant: particularly of Constantinople, Syria, Egypt and Greece. London: for T. Woodward, C. Davis and J. Shuckburgh, 1743. 2° (352 x 229mm). 33 engraved plates on 20 sheets, several folding (some light browning and spotting). Modern old-style half calf.
FIRST EDITION of Perry's very informative work on the Levant, with especial reference to Egypt - most of the plates are of Egyptian antiquities. The work also contains an account of the Janissaries' revolt in 1730, with a portrait of their leader Ali Patrona. Atabey 940; Blackmer 1291.
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