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.

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1854. Edition: Fourth, enlarged edition., Binding: Contemporary full embossed cloth, upper board with gilt image of a camel-drawn wagon within an embossed floral border, lower board with embossed floral border, rebacked expertly with gilt title on flat spine, endpapers renewed. , Notes: Laurence Oliphant was a British author, international traveler, and diplomatist. He "journey[ed] from St. Petersburg to Moscow and then down the Volga to enlighten the world on the menace of Russia. [In the book] he describes places and people in an informative way, especially the long journey down the Volga River, with its peculiar means of transportation and the peoples along its banks.” (Nerhood 242)
“In August 1852 he started with Mr. Oswald Smith for a visit to St. Petersburg, thence to Nijni-Novgorod, and ultimately to the Crimea. He published an account of part of the journey, ‘The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks,’ at the end of 1853. The Approach of the Crimean war gave special interest to this book, which soon reached a fourth edition.” (National Biography)
, Size: 8vo, Illustration: With 3 plates, including the lithograph frontispiece and 2 maps (one of which is folding), as well as a profusion of in-text wood engravings., Provenance: Ex-libris on paste down endpaper. , References: Nerhood 242; Abbey Travel 233, Pages: P. half-title, printer’s imprint, blank, frontis, title, printer’s imprint, v-xiv, (1), blank, 1-380, advertisement 1-16., Category: ; Book Voyages General; Book Russia. An excellent example, plates and text are clean and crisp. Item #B2849

Edition: Fourth, enlarged edition., Binding: Contemporary full embossed cloth, upper board with gilt image of a camel-drawn wagon within an embossed floral border, lower board with embossed floral border, rebacked expertly with gilt title on flat spine, endpapers renewed. , Notes: Laurence Oliphant was a British author, international traveler, and diplomatist. He "journey[ed] from St. Petersburg to Moscow and then down the Volga to enlighten the world on the menace of Russia. [In the book] he describes places and people in an informative way, especially the long journey down the Volga River, with its peculiar means of transportation and the peoples along its banks.” (Nerhood 242)
“In August 1852 he started with Mr. Oswald Smith for a visit to St. Petersburg, thence to Nijni-Novgorod, and ultimately to the Crimea. He published an account of part of the journey, ‘The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks,’ at the end of 1853. The Approach of the Crimean war gave special interest to this book, which soon reached a fourth edition.” (National Biography)
, Size: 8vo, Illustration: With 3 plates, including the lithograph frontispiece and 2 maps (one of which is folding), as well as a profusion of in-text wood engravings., Provenance: Ex-libris on paste down endpaper. , References: Nerhood 242; Abbey Travel 233, Pages: P. half-title, printer’s imprint, blank, frontis, title, printer’s imprint, v-xiv, (1), blank, 1-380, advertisement 1-16., Category: ; Book Voyages General; Book Russia.

Price: $800.00

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