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SAVARY, Claude Étienne (1750--1788)
[Lettres sur la Grèce. English. 1788]
Letters on Greece; being the sequel of Letters on Egypt. Illustrated with a map of the Grecian Islands in the archipelago, and of part of Asia Minor; and with a draught of the Cretan labyrinth. By M. Savary. Translated from the French.
London: printed for C. Elliot, and T. Kay, and C. Elliot, Edinburgh, 1788.
viii, 442, [2] p., fold. map, [1] pl. ; 21.1 cm. (8º)

Published in the same year as the French original; another English translation was published in the same year. Includes a preface by the translator. Soane made notes from this book in October 1812 on the relation of climate, geography and architecture. (Archive 1/54, fol. [1]; 1/90/22). The plate is captioned: 'Plan of the Labyrinth of Cnossus, taken from an ancient Stone.' With a final leaf of advertisements. ESTC n18931.


Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 4s. 6d., 24 November 1808. (Spiers Box). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding Late C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 251


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