Tag Archives: Athelstan Riley

1758 – The photo’s of Athelstan Riley, 1883

In 1883 Englishman Athelstan Riley visited Athos and made a lot of photo’s which he used for his book Athos or The Mountain of the Monks which was published in 1887. Some of the photo’s and the derived prints we … Continue reading

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1070 – book: Riley, Athos or The Mountain of the Monks 1887

In post nr 220 we told you about the rare (only 2 copies exist) book of Riley with pictures of Athos, taken by mr Owen during his voyage in 1883, on auction in November 2007 at Sotheby’s. At the same … Continue reading

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353 – Books: John Athelstan Riley 1887

Athelstan Riley, Athos or the mountain of the monks published 1887. The whole text of the book is online. Here follows his interesting account of the ascent to the summit in 1883: So away we rode, the Archbishop, O (= … Continue reading

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220 – Books: Athelstan Riley 1887

4to (242 x 190mm.), 47 original photographs by Athelstan Riley (185 x 120mm., or the reverse), each mounted on thick card, contemporary half calf, upper cover lettered in gilt, gilt edges, some spotting, the final photograph damaged with some loss, … Continue reading

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