Correspondance d’Orient 1830-1831. NINE VOLUMES.

Michaud, Joseph & Poujoulat, Jean J. F.

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Book ID: 20233


12mo. vi, 338 pp., / ix, 352 pp., / 342 pp., / 342 pp., / 343 pp., / 333 pp., / 367 pp., / 266 pp., / 284 pp., contemporary buckram, title gilt on spine, marbled edges, light spotting throughout, shelf label on lower spine, otherwise set in good condition, J.P. Meline, Brussels, 1835-36.


This is the first edition published in Belgium, but the Third edition of these books, the first published in 1830 in Paris in 8 vo. ” Michaud , the historian of the crusades and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago of Jerusalem , where they separated . Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt , But They wrote Regularly to each other and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous ‘Correspondance'” (Blackmer). –
Michaud had intended to publish a complete account of his voyages, but in the end he had to content himself with the publication of these letters which he and Poujoulat had exchanged. The letters are methodical without being too artificial and pedantic, and full of detail. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited rather than the archaeology and antiquities.
Bibliographic references: BLackmer 1122; Rohricht 1754; Weber, 211;Tobler, pp. 151-2; Hilmy II, 33; Carré I. p. 243 ff.

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