Journal d'un voyage de Constantinople en Pologne,
fait a la suite de Son Excellence Mr Jaq. Porter, Ambassadeur d'Angleterre ... en MDCCLXXII. Lausanne Francois Grasset et Comp. 1772
First edition 12mo, pp.viii (including half-title), 323. A very good copy bound in full contemporary mottled sheep, raised bands, spine decorated gilt in compartments. Spine & corners rubbed. Ownership bookplate of G. J. Arvanitidi on front pastedown, his library stamp on page 9.
Boscovich, a Jesuit diplomat and polymath, accompanied Sir James Porter, the British ambassador to Constantinople from 1746 to 1762, on his return to England via Poland. The original manuscript was translated from Italian by Pierre Henin