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    Antoine-Francois Mauduit. Découvertes Dans La Troade. Dissertations Sur Les Monuments De La Plaine De Troie Et La Position De Cette Ville... Extrait Des Mémoires... Paris & London: Didot & Roland, 1840. Krown & Spellman retail: $450. First Edition. 4to. [8], 242, [1]pp. Contemporary quarter calf-backed marbled boards, marbled endpapers, spine gilt; rubbed, foxed. 3 folding maps (2 loose), 2 double page engraved plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Mauduit (1765-1854) (son of Antoine-Remy Mauduit whose obituary notices appear at the end of this volume) having survived the Revolution he went to Russia where was an architect for Emperor Alexander I of Russia. He built the Grand Theatre in St. Petersburg (1814-5) and was involved in the project to repair the base of the Parthenon. He took a tour of Russia, the Crimea, Greece and Italy in 1811-2. On the basis of this voyage he wrote this work on the search for Troy discrediting Choiseul-Goffier and promoting Lechevalier. A second volume of his researches was published in 1841. The work is rare. BM (Micro) v16, p1260, cl 810. Not in Weber, Blackmer, Navari, or NSTC.

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