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    Christopher Wordsworth. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, And Historical. With Upwards Of Three Hundred and Fifty Engravings on Wood and Twenty-Eight on Steel. London: William S. Orr, 1839. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First Edition. 8vo. xxvii,352pp. Contemporary 1/2 calf with combed marble paper boards, some rubbing, label chipped. Clean copy with minor foxing. Illustrations by Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Jun., Harvey, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, Jacques, etc. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Wordsworth (1807-1885) bishop of Lincoln, scholar, Biblical commentator, and prolific author. In 1832-3 he travelled in Greece, and was the first Englishman presented to King Otho. He was a keen observer and his conjecture of the site of Dodona was confirmed by Carapanos. His works on Greece and Athens & Attica "are sill books of authority." DNB.

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    January, 2015
    22nd Thursday
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