Travels in various countries of Europe, Asia and Africa.
[With:] The Life and Remains of the Rev. Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D., Professor of Mineralogy in the University of Cambridge. London T. Cadell and W. Davies; J. F. Dove 1810-24
First edition Four volumes in seven, 4to, pp. [ii], xxviii, 812, xxiii (advertisement); [ii], xix, [xiii], 715, [1, errata]; [ii], xv, [i, blank], [xii, contents], , 822; [ii], xx, [xiv, contents], 735, [1, errata]; xii, [xiv, contents], 763, [1, errata]; [ii], iv, [xii, contents], 555, [1, addenda], with 181 of 186 plates and maps (22 folding), numerous vignettes and illustrations in the text; x, [ii], 667, portrait frontispiece. An attractive set bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards by J. Seacomb of Chester, with his ticket, neatly rebacked. Some minor wear, some offsetting from plates, occasional light foxing. [The missing plates: Vol.2, pl.22, Disposition of landing under captain Lamour; Vol.4, Spring at Delphi, & p.458, Silver Medals; Vol.5: pl.24, Bodies of criminals; Vol 6, pl 15, Palace in which Peter was murdered.] Bookplate of Hugh, Duke of Westminster, Eaton, 1884, on front pastedowns.
Edward Daniel Clarke, 1769-1822, antiquary, traveller and mineralogist, spent three years (1799-1802) travelling in Europe and the near East, from Scandanavia, where he was accompanied by Malthus, to Circassia. On his return he was appointed Professor of mineralogy at Cambridge; the University still holds the minerals he collected. The first part of this monumental work is devoted to Russia, Tartary and Turkey, the second (in three volumes) to Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land, the third (in two volumes) to Scandinavia.