Bramsen J., “Travels in Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Morea, Greece and Italy”, London, 1820. Second edition (first in 1818). Large 8vo, 22x14cm. Complete two volumes, pp., 322,397. Contemporary fine leather, richly gilt over boards, some spotting in the title and first few pages, text clean. Overall a very good copy with a fine binding. Bramsen, a Prussian officer in England’s service, travelled extensively in the Levant just after the end of Napoleonic wars (1816-17). He had visited the Ionian islands, Egypt, Syria and after Cyprus, where he described its fine climate and its inhabitants, focusing in the ceremony of a Greek wedding. After visiting Rhodes, several islands of the Dodecanese, Crete and Kithira, he arrived in Mani and had ventured all around Morea before visiting Athens. He returned via Italy. His travel account is very precious, as he gives a very detailed image with accurate remarks of several Greek areas in the eve of the Revolution. His journey includes also some islands which were never visited before, like Astypalaia, Antikithira etc. VERY RARE. Blackmer 194, not in Atabey.