Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, in the Year 1824. Second Edition....

Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western Shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, in the Year 1824. Second Edition....
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London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 2 vols., 8vo, xii, 336; vii, 326, 10(ads) pp. Two frontispieces and one plate, all hand-colored lithographs; folding lithographic map with route marked in red; and eight woodcut illustrations in text. Original gray boards, printed paper backstrip labels, in new gray buckram double slipcase. Covers rubbed, joints cracked, backstrip labels chipped, front hinges reinforced; fresh and clean within. Second Edition. Three editions of this work appeared in 1827. George Thomas Keppel (1799-1821), who became the sixth Earl of Albemarle in 1851, was an aide-de-camp to the British governor general in India from 1821 to 1823, when he was given leave to return home overland. Along the way he visited the ruins of Babylon and the court of Teheran, Persia and passed through numerous little-known areas of Turkey and Russia. The present volumes were signed on the front pastedowns by one Hedworth Williamson in Florence in 1827; he also initialed and dated the upper front covers. Sir Hedworth Williamson was a Member of Parliament from Durham County. His son was born in Florence in 1827. Atabey 631. Blackmer 908. Not in Abbey, Travel (although Keppel's Narrative of a Journey across the Balcans, 1830, is listed). (Item Id: 6041)

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