17th March 2021
TRAVEL & EXPLORATION. - Charles Colville FRANKLAND. Travels to and From Constantinople in 1827 and 1828. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. 2 vols., second edition, 8vo (214 x 124mm.) 16 aquatint plates, including 2 with hand-colouring and several folding, 11 wood-engraved plates, 3 maps and 1 plan. (Occasional browning, toning, short tear to 1 map.) Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards (tape re-enforcement to hinges, upper cover of volume 1 loosening, rubbing to extremities, burn mark to spine of volume 2). Provenance: United Service Institution (bookplates to front pastedown, signed by or on behalf of the publisher's Colburn and Bentley). - And a related volume (John Auldjo's 'Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands', 1835, 8vo, with two leaves in facsimile) (3).
Hammer price: £440
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