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Journal of a Tour to Malta, Greece, Asia Minor, Carthage, Algiers, Port Mahon, and Spain, in 1828. To which is appended an Account of the Distribution of the Cargo of Provisions and Clothing to the Suffering Greeks, by the agents of the Greek Committee of the City of New York, sent in the brig Herald, May, 1828.
Journal of a Tour to Malta, Greece, Asia Minor, Carthage, Algiers, Port Mahon, and Spain, in 1828. To which is appended an Account of the Distribution of the Cargo of Provisions and Clothing to the Suffering Greeks, by the agents of the Greek Committee of the City of New York, sent in the brig Herald, May, 1828.

Journal of a Tour to Malta, Greece, Asia Minor, Carthage, Algiers, Port Mahon, and Spain, in 1828. To which is appended an Account of the Distribution of the Cargo of Provisions and Clothing to the Suffering Greeks, by the agents of the Greek Committee of the City of New York, sent in the brig Herald, May, 1828.


First edition, first printing. Woodruff’s journal of this travelogue and expedition to distribute food and clothing to the Greeks. Woodruff offers thorough descriptions and observations of his tour destinations, delving into their historical and cultural aspects, emphasizing landmarks, architecture, and local customs.

The frontispiece shows the United States Frigate Java, and a view of Mt. Etna. Preliminary text includes a 1-page preface regarding the nature of the expedition. Another page lists the members of the Greek Committee of the City of New York, including such notables as Charles Wilkes, Arthur Tappan, and Theodore Dwight.

Quite scarce to commerce with the last copy at auction being in 2022 (approx. $850) and previously the only other copy being offered by Goodspeed in 1909.


Description: Journal of a Tour to Malta, Greece, Asia Minor, Carthage, Algiers, Port Mahon, and Spain, in 1828. To which is appended an Account of the Distribution of the Cargo of Provisions and Clothing to the Suffering Greeks, by the agents of the Greek Committee of the City of New York, sent in the brig Herald, May, 1828.

Hartford: Cooke and Co., 1831. Twelvemo.  Lithographic frontispiece, 283pp. Publisher’s quarter muslin cloth spine with printed boards and spine label. Ownership inscription of Newell Greeley. Soil to binding and light exterior wear; internally, one creased leaf; general foxing.

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Not in Sabin or Howes.


Price: $450.00