Greece and The Levant. The Catalogue of The Henry Myron Blackmer Collection of Books and Manuscripts.

Navari, Leonora./ Blackmer Collection.

Book ID: 30040

ISBN:      0901953067


Large 4to. xxi, 446 pp., frontispiece, 16 colour plates, original grey cloth, biblio, index, index, limited edition of 300 copies only, cover lightly faded, outer spine weak and partly split, light spotting to last 2 leaves, otherwise copy in very good condition, Maggs Bros Ltd, London, first edition, 1989.


RARE BIBLIOGRAPHY. A major bibliography containing 1947 entries covering Greece, Egypt, Palestine, Syria and the Ottoman Empire. One of the great travel bibliographies to have been published in recent years.
An important bibliographical reference detailing the Henry M. Blackmer Collection. With only 300 copies produced, to no surprise, it went out-of-print upon publication. Undoubtedly the finest collection on Modern Greece and Levantine studies at the time of its dispersal in October 1989. Blackmer was an American banker who settled in Athens and formed this remarkable collection as a tribute to his adopted country, with books and other material dating from the 15th to the 19th century. This catalogue, which required several years to compile, set the standard and continues to remain the principle bibliographical tool on the subject for collectors and dealers.

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