DIXON, W. (William) Hepworth
London : Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked red cloth over boards (some light marks and staining to both), Crescent and Cross device in black at centre of both boards, spine with the same device and lettering in gilt (a little sunned); ownership signature of original owner in pencil to front free-endpaper, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked; 1 leaf advertisement for author’s other publications at front, pp xi (including chromolithographic frontispiece ‘House in Nicosia’), 368, with , 32 publisher’s advertisements at rear; light spotting to edges, first few leaves with small damp stain at foot of gutter, otherwise contents very clean.
A good first edition copy of this very scarce travel work.
‘Dixon, a professional travel writer, believed that the only difference between the Turkish and Greek population of Cyprus was a religious one, that both groups belonged to an indigenous race which was Aryan, but non-Greek, from Asia Minor.’ (Sotheby’s, London, 1998)