London, South Kensington
2 June 1998
WILLIAMS, Hugh William. Travels in Greece, Italy and the Ionian Islands. In a series of letters descriptive of manners, scenery, and the fine arts. Edinburgh: Archibald Consable & London: Hust, Robinson, 1820.
2 volumes, 8°. 20 engraved plates after the author. Errata leaf at end of volume I. (A7r of volume I soiled at outer margin, slight marginal tear to R7 of volume II.) Contemporary green calf (rebacked, preserving old spine, waterstained).
FIRST EDITION. Hugh Williams, landscape painter, was an original member of Associated Artists in Water Colour, 1808. This account of his travels in Italy and Greece between 1816 and 1818, illustrated with his own sketches, is said by Lowndes to contain "much valuable information on the Fine Arts." Followed by a highly successful exhibition of Greek watercolours at Edinburgh in 1822, it helped earn him the sobriquet of "Grecian Williams." Lowndes 2932; Pine-Coffin 81610. (2)
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