BRETON, Ernest François Pierre Hippolyte. Athènes décrite et dessinée suivie d’un voyage dans le Péloponèse. Paris: Gide, 1862.
First edition. A second edition was published in 1868. Breton was a popular author who wrote on subjects such as art, ancient history and archaeology. He travelled in Greece in the years 1858-1859, and first wrote about his journey to the Peloponnese in Investigateur in 1860. His articles “Du Pirée à la Corne d'Or” (1862) and “Un dimanche à Constantinople” (1863) also include his experiences from his travels in the Levant.
Format: 27 cm
Page description: Lge 8vo, pp. [v] 3-374 +  (pp.[i]=ht, [1-5]=conts). With wood-engraved frontispiece and 8 no’d plates. Illustrations in the text. Quarter brown morocco over original brown cloth, sides framed in gilt, romantique.
Entity: Travel Literature
Item Type: Book