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CHANDLER, Richard (1738--1810)
Travels in Greece: or an account of a tour made at the expense of the Society of Dilettanti. By Richard Chandler, D.D. ...
Oxford printed at the Clarendon Press. Sold by J. Dodsley, J. Robson, T. Cadell, P. Elmsley, and G. Robinson, London; and by D. Prince, Oxford, 1776.
4, xiv, [2], 304 p., engr. fold. map, 6 pl. ; 27.3cm. (4°)

Chandler, a classical scholar, was commissioned by the Society of Dilettanti to undertake a tour of exploration in Greece and Asia Minor, between 1764 and 1766. Three publications resulted from this first independent mission funded by the society: Ionian antiquities, 1769 (q.v.), Chandler's Travels in Greece, 1775 (2nd ed. 1776, q.v.) and the present work. The final unnumbered preliminary leaf contains a list of errata on the recto and advertises other works 'Lately Published, (Inscribed by the Society of Dilettanti to his Majesty)' on the verso. ESTC t63359.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the six plates called for on prelim. page [3]. Bound after a copy of Chandler's Travels in Asia Minor, 2nd ed., 1776 (q.v.)

Binding C18th diced russia, gilt roll-tooled pentaglyph and metope borders, gilt-ruled and dotted spine, gilt edges.

Reference Number 1883


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