Title A History of Discoveries at Halicarnassus, Cnidus, and Branchidae
Binding Decorative Cloth
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Edition First British Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher London, England Day & Son 1862
Seller ID 007867
On offer is an orphan volume, Vol. II, Part I, TEXT. The complete first edition consisted of 3 volumes (large atlas volume; text as 2 parts in 2 smaller volumes). An English language publication, with occasional ancillary text in Greek and Latin. Printed by Cox & Wyman, London. Olive-colored pebbled buckram with blind-stamped border design front and back. Fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped and rubbed spine head and tail. All four corners moderately bumped and abraded. Text block firmly bound in. 10 x 6.25 inches. Attractive plain terracotta colored pastedowns. xii and 341 numbered pages. Also, facing the title page, with a pull-out engraved map of Caria, two full-page plates, and 15 woodcut illustrations. The topographical map is titled The Coast of Caria including the Gulfs of Mandeliyah, Kos & Doris. In black on a buff background and with the routes referred to in the work laid down in red. Moderate foxing to the map and minor two-inch crease at the top of one fold, else a lovely map and protected by a tissue guard. Some mottling along the gently deckled fore-edge. Pages 104-107, including the two plates, with moderate foxing but not into the impressions themselves. Else an exceptionally clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. This book constitutes a detailed account of an expedition to Asia Minor, October 1856 to June 1859. Newton, vice-consul to Lebanon from 1852 to 1859, participated with energy and enthusiasm in the excavations of the mausoleum of Halicarnassus.