WORDSWORTH, Christopher

WORDSWORTH, Christopher; Regnault, E. (tr.). La Grece: pittoresque et historique


Paris: L. Curmer, Éditeur Paris 1841.




£ 1,500




4to (28 x 21 cm). 572 pp. Half title, engraved title page and t-page. Illustrated by 366 woodcuts. Roman typescript, in French. Later three quarter morocco binding with gilt tooled decoration; gilt decoration and label on spine; in a slipcase; original green paper wrappers, only slightly yellowed at the margins. An excellent crisp and clean copy.



Christopher Wordsworth (30 October 1807 – 20 March 1885) was an English bishop in the Anglican Church and man of letters. He was the youngest son of Christopher Wordsworth, Master of Trinity College (Cambridge), who was the youngest brother of the poet William Wordsworth. After a brilliant school and academic career, he became senior classic, and was elected a fellow and tutor of Trinity in 1830 and shortly afterwards he took holy orders. In 1832–1833 he travelled in Greece, and published various works on its topography and archaeology, the most famous of which is the one entitled Greece: pictorial, descriptive, and historical (1839), here in the French translation.