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At the request of several of my friends, and in accordance with the spirit of the present era in literature, I am induced to publish in a cheap and compendious form the present abridgment of my Journals. In this edition I have omitted the Inscriptions in the Greek and Lycian languages, together -with the dissertations upon them, only occasionally giving translations of the Inscriptions in notes. The lists of plants and coins, together with such Plates as are not capable of being introduced into this Work, are likewise omitted.
A further motive with me for publishing this edition has been the wish to see collected and brought together in one work an account of my researches, and of the satisfactory result of my four visits to Asia [Minor, my Journals having necessarily appeared at intervals, and been followed by several pamphlets, on particular subjects connected with those works, and in continuation