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FINLAY, George.

History of the Greek Revolution.

Edinburgh and London : 1861 Stock Code: 84577
£750.00
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First edition. "Inspired by philhellenism as a law student, George Finlay (1799-1875) took part in the Greek war of independence alongside Lord Byron. While later researching the history and archaeology of the country, Finlay also sought improvements to the administration and economic development of the independent Greek state. Published in 1861, this two-volume account of the Greek revolution, including its military conflicts and political consequences, traces events up to the creation of a constitutional monarchy" (blurb to Cambridge University Press edition, 2014).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original ox-blood linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, panels in blind to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers.

Illustrations

Folding coloured map to volume I.

Condition

A little rubbed, spines sunned and slightly soiled, a little chipping head of the spines, else a very good set.

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