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MILLER, Col. Jonathan P.

The condition of Greece in 1827 and 1828;

being an exposition of the poverty, distress, and misery, to which the inhabitants have been reduced by the destruction of their towns and villages, and the ravages of their country, by a merciless Turkish people.

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New York, Harper, 1828

'First and apparently only edition. The map of Greece issued with this work is frequently missing, and despite the information on the title the work contains in addition only the folding facsimile, a letter in Greek. Miller had been sent to Greece in 1824 as a representative of the Boston Greek Committee, to Missolonghi where he was on George Jarvis's staff. In 1825 Miller travelled through Greece with the missionary S.S. Wilson and assisted Howe; in 1826 he was again at Missolonghi and took part in the heroic exodus. He escaped to the U.S. to lecture in the Greek cause and in 1827 returned to Greece as agent for the New York Greek Committee to distribute relief supplies. His Condition of Greece is based on the journal he kept during this latter period. He also contributed to the rare Letters from Greece published by the Boston Greek Committee in 1825' Read more.



First (only) edition, 8vo (19.6 x 12 cm). 300 pp., uncut in original cloth-backed boards, paper label to spine. Folding facsimile plate present but lacking frontispiece map (as often), browned throughout.


Blackmer 1127 ( this copy).

Stock ID:103118

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