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    An Excellent History of the Greek Revolution and of the Early Years of the Greek State

    [Greece]. George Cochrane. Wanderings in Greece. London: Henry Colburn, 1837. First edition. Two octavo volumes. 322; 382 pages. With three lithographed maps and seven plates (including frontispiece portraits) inserted throughout. Volume I bound without half-title (no half-title called-for in volume II). Bound in contemporary half green calf over marbled boards, spines tooled in gilt, brown and burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels, marbled endleaves all edges marbled. Spines sunned, bindings rubbed, rear joint and hinge of volume I starting, some mild toning and foxing in text, plates bright. Overall, a very good set. "The author went to Greece as private secretary to his distinguished relative, Admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane, in Jan. 1826. The book abounds in interesting accounts of the figures of the Greek revolution and of the early years of the new Greek state." (Weber).
    Blackmer, 373. Weber I, 250.


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