FRIEDEL, ADAM DE. 1780-? [The Greeks. Twenty Four portraits of the principal leaders and personages ... in the Greek Revolution.] London: Adam de Friedel, 1827-29.

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FRIEDEL, ADAM DE. 1780-?
[The Greeks. Twenty Four portraits of the principal leaders and personages ... in the Greek Revolution.] London: Adam de Friedel, 1827-29.

US$ 6,000 - 8,000
£ 4,600 - 6,100
FRIEDEL, ADAM DE. 1780-?
[The Greeks. Twenty Four portraits of the principal leaders and personages ... in the Greek Revolution.] London: Adam de Friedel, 1827-29.
Folio (490 x 347 mm). 24 lithographic plates by Jules Bouvier after Friedel (23 hand-colored, Lord Byron plate uncolored). Loose in modern red half morocco box and paper portfolio, original blue silk ribbon ties present but deteriorated, without title (as issued). Light wear to edges, Lord Byron plate with foxing and dampstaining, possibly supplied from another set.

Mixed edition, with most plates dated 1827." Friedel, a Dane, was a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars who later traveled in the Ottoman Empire and Russia, and joined the Greek forces during the War of Independence. He assumed the title of Baron Friedel von Friedelsburg, but his false claims of aristocratic lineage led him to be expelled from the Greek Army. He returned to London and opened a lithography shop, where he published this collection of lithographs from his drawings, prepared and colored by Jules Bouvier (1800-1867). The captions are in English and French, as Friedel published the work in both Paris and London. The success of this publication led to republication in various editions to 1832, and refinements to the plates followed. Most of the plates in this set have more elaborate background details, indicating later editions. Subjects include Alexandros Mavrocordatos, Demetrius Ypsilanti, Kolokotronis, Bouboulina, Nikitas, Petros Mavromichalis, Lord Byron, Madon, Colettis, Constantine Kanaris, Odysseas Androutsos, Germanos, Panoutzos Notaras, Chourchid Pasha, Andreas Miaulis, Ali Bey, Balestra, Photios Karapanos, Pappa Fleshe, Johannes Skandelidys, Johannes Logotheti, Johannes Mavromichalis, Ali Pasha, and Constantine Botsaris. Blackmer 633.
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