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Title: The Russian shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852 with a voyage down the Volga, and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks. 3rd edition - revised and enlarged.
Description: Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1854.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (top of spine sl.damaged). With tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding, foxed), and 33 wood-engravings. XIV,380 pp.First published in 1853; with blind stamp and bookplate of the Paterson Library, Westfield, depicting Hannah and George Paterson. - Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) was acting as a correspondent of the Times during the Russian - Turkish war. He travelled in the Crimea with Oswald Smith shortly beforethe outbreak of the Crimean War, and his overview of the region also includes details of his visit to Nizhniy Novgorod and other Russian cities, including Sevastopol, which Oliphant and Smith entered in disguise, in order to map its fortifications. The approach of the Crimean War ensured the work's popularity, a fourth edition was published in 1854. - An informative account of the journey, especiallythe long journey down the Volga River, with its peculiar means of transportation and the peoples along its banks.Abbey, Travel, 233; Cat. Russica O328; Nerhood 242.

Keywords: Europe Russia Turkey

Price: EUR 324.50 = appr. US$ 352.68 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 11434