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Reid 4929. Illustrated book of 259 pages entitled: "Journal of a visit to Constantinpole." Bound in brown cardboard covers with the title printed on the opening page. One the verso a quotation from Gray's "Letters" and "London, Printed by A. Spotiswoode, New Street Square" at the foot of the page.
Lettered on the title-page:
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople, and some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833. By John Auldjo, Esq, F.G.S. Author of "The Ascent of Mont Blanc," "Sketches of Vesuvius," Etc.
1. With a wood engraved vignette illustration of a "View of the Gulf on Coron." "Drawn by Sir W. Gell." (Not described by Reid.)
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, Paternoster-Row. 1835."
With illustration plates by George Cruikshank described by GW Reid as follows:
2. Reid 1680 The frontispiece illustration represents the "Grotto of Antiparos." Etched by George Cruikshank from a sketch by the author. Arrival of travellers at the Grotto, Greek donkey drivers importune the ladies for patronage.
3. Reid 1679. "The Russian encampment on the Giant's mountain, from the English Palace Garden." Etched by G.C., from a sketch by the Author. A view across the Bosphorus, the Russian fleet in the distance, on the right near the camp.
4. Reid 1675. "The burnt pillar." Etched by G.C. from a sketch by the Author. Published by Longman & Co, April 1835. The Tchernberlé Tasch or burnt pillar, which- being cracked and splinetred by fires which have taken place around it, is, to prevent its falling to pieces, enclosed in an iron cage.
5. Reid 1678. "The slave market Constantinople." Drawn and etched by George Cruikshank from a sketch by the author. An old Turkish woman in the centre examining a female slave's teeth [...] Another dealer offers a mother and children for sale to another woman."
6. Reid 1677. "The Sultan going to Mosque." Drawn and etched by George Cruikshank from a sketch by the author His Majesty mounted; two gentlemen lead his horse, his suite follow, and a large party marches past infantry soldiers who are presenting arms.
7. Reid 1676. "The Valley of Sweet Waters" Drawn and etched by George Cruikshank from a sketch by the author. Turkish ladies seated, smoking and entertained by singers who accompany their voices on guitars. Other performers dance to bagpipes in the distance.
A vignette illustration of "Houses in Scio. Drawn by Sir W. Gell" on page 203.
8. Reid 1681. "Interior of the Grotto of Antiparos." Etched by G.C. from a sketch by the author. The Greek Guides conduct travellers with torches through the cavern, some descend the ladders which are fastened to the stalagmite.
Letterpress book with wood engraved vignettes and etched illustration plates
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Height: 223 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 136 millimetres
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- Description from GW Reid, "A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of George Cruikshank."
With a dedication to Sir William Gell.
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