Rare Complete First Edition Set of Barthelemy's Travels of Anacharsis the younger with the rare octavo atlas volume
Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece: During the Middle of the Fourth Century Before the Christian Era.
Item Number: 89078
London: Printed For G. G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row.
First edition in English of of Jean-Jacques Barthelemy’s masterful work on the history and customs of ancient Greece. Octavos, five volumes including the octavo atlas volume with thirty-one folding maps, plans, views and coins, some hand-colored. Plates include maps and views of Athens, the Parthenon, Delphi, Corinthia, Olympia, the Cyclades, Sparta, and Arcadia. Bound in three quarters contemporary calf over marbled boards, gilt tiles and tooling to the spine, black spine labels, marbled endpapers. In very good condition. An exceptional and complete example.
French writer and numismatist Jean-Jacques Barthelemy worked as the Keeper of the Royal Collection of Metals in the Cabinet of the King of France prior to and throughout the French Revolution. His most famous work, Travels of Anacharsis the Younger, offers a vivid description of the manners and customs of ancient Greece as told through the travels of a young Scythian man descended from the philosopher of the same name.