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CHANDLER, Richard (1738--1810)
Travels in Asia Minor: or an account of a tour made at the expense of the Society of Dilettanti. By Richard Chandler, D.D. ... The second edition.
London: sold by J. Dodsley, J. Robson, T. Cadell, P. Elmsly, and G. Robinson, London; and by D. Prince, Oxford, 1776.
xiv, xiii, [1], 283, [3] p., engr. fold. map ; 27.3 cm. (4°)

First published in 1775. 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. This was the first independent mission funded by the society and resulted in three publications: Ionian antiquities, 1769 (q.v.), the present work and Chandler's Travels in Greece, 1776 (q.v.). Page [284] advertises other works 'Lately Published, (Inscribed by the Society of Dilettanti to his Majesty)'. With a final leaf of errata. ESTC t63358.

Copy Notes Bound first with a copy of Chandler's Travels in Greece, 1776 (q.v.).

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

Reference Number 1882


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