Narrative of a Journey from Constantinople to England.

Walsh, Rev. Robert.

Book ID: 450

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Small 8vo. iv, 270 pp., contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, title gilt on black label on spine, faint yellowing, tear across page 121 without any loss, appendices, Carey, Lea & Carey, Philadelphia, first rare uncommon edition, 1828.

Synopsis

Robert Walsh (1772 –1852) was an Irish clergyman, historian, writer and physician, arrived in Constantinople in 1821 as chaplain to Lord Strangford’s embassy. The journey described in this work took place in 18824/5 and describes his return to England. In 1830 Walsh returned to Constantinople and remained there until 1835.
This first edition is not listed in COPAC or the British Library Catalogue.
According to Blackmer No 1764, this is the first uncommon edition. A more extensive edition with maps and plates, was published by Frederick Westley & A. H. Davis – London in the same year (1828) and a third edition in 1829.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer, 1764 for second edition of same year; Weber, 182.

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