Constantinople

Painted by Warwick Goble, Described by Alexander van Millingen

MILLINGEN, Alexander Van / GOBLE, Warwick

MILLINGEN, Alexander Van Constantinople Painted by Warwick Goble, Described by Alexander van Millingen

A & C Black, 1906.

First edition, first issue. 8vo. Fawn pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in blue, green, brown and gilt on the spine and upper cover. Top edge gilt. Sixty three colour plates, under captioned tissue guards, by Goble, plus a sketch map at the rear. Goble's original illustrations being a mixture of watercolour and pastel drawings. A near fine copy, slightly toned to the spine, but nevertheless a bright and clean copy of a book difficult to find in nice condition.

Uncommon. One of 3000 copies printed, however Black's sold less than 1200 copies and later sold the unused sheets to another publishing house. Originally published at a price of 20/, the book may have been less popular the English County or books on European cities due to the fact that Istanbul (Constanintople) was an unfamiliar city to most travellers of the day.
This volume provides both an historical overview and a travel guide to the city of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, capital of Turkey, whose previous names include Byzantium and Stamboul. The ancient city has long been of important military and economic significance due to the prime location of its natural harbour between Europe and Asia.

Inman 15.

Stock ID: 37968

£225.00

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