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THE BOSPHORUS AND ÆGEAN;
OR VIEWS OP
CONSTANTINOPLE AND ATHENS.
BY REV. WALTER COLTON,
LATE OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY.
EDITED FROM TAE NOTES AND MANUSCRIPTS OF THE AUTHOR,
BY REV. HENRY T. CHEEVER.
D. W. EVANS & CO., 677 BROADWAY.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-one,
By A. S. BARNES & COMPANY,
District of New York. .
Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a progeny of life in them, to te as active as that soul was whose progeny they are : nay, they do preserve, as in a via. the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them."
In launching this volume upon the wave of public opinion, the publishers deem it proper to say, that although christened with a new name, and dressed in a new robe like the neophytes of a new religion, it is not altogether a new book. It is the substance of a work published during Mr. Colton's lifetime, under the title of “ Visit to Constantinople and Athens.” Having withstood the cross-fires of criticism in a long cruise
open Seas, it has come to the dry-dock for repairs; and it is now razeed into its present dimensions, in order to make one of the gallant fleet of books which sail under the flag of its author.
Another name for this work was naturally suggested to the mind of the Editor, as more truly expressing the subjectmatter of the book, and as being also more in keeping with the previous volume of “Ship and Shore.” The editorial work has been that of revision and condensation. It has been cast up anew into chapters, and supplied with appropriate mottoes indicating the subject of each, and such other matter has been welded with it from manuscripts of the author, as to make it one entire and uniform piece.