Dalmatia and Montenegro: With A Journey to Mostar in Herzegovina, And Remarks on The Slavonic Nations; The History of Dalmatia and Ragusa; The Uscocs &c. &c. In Two Volumes.

  • Wilkinson, Sir J. Gardner
  • London: John Murray 1848


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FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. x, [ii], 564; vi, [ii], 454, 16 [ads] + a total of 2 frontispieces (one folding), 12 further plates (one folding), 2 folding charts and 1 folding map. Additional contemporary advert leaf tipped to rear endpaper, extra-illustrated with 5 tipped-in 20th-century photographic clippings and 1 folding tourist map. Original red cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered and blocked in gilt. A touch of spotting, small handling tear to edge of map. Sometime rebacked preserving original backstrips, endpapers renewed,cloth discoloured, extremities bumped and a touch worn. A handful of pencil marks to margins.


Noted Egyptologist Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) travelled widely in his life, one trip to the Balkan Peninsula producing this compendious set which 'contained much significant material, such as documentation of regional costume and a description of the Paulician heresy' (ODNB). A previous owner has perhaps used it as a guidebook for a holiday in the region, as evidenced by the annotated tipped-in mid-century tourist map of Split and the other photographic images also inserted, which although shorn of most contextual information are consistent with those from a tourist brochure.

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