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ALEXANDER, James Edward Travels to the seat of war in the East, through Russia and the Crimea, in 1829. With sketches of the imperial fleet and army, personal adventures, and characteristic anecdotes. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.2 volumes. Original half cloth, with paper titles labels on spines (rubbed). With lithographed frontispiece depicting Emperor Nicholas and Sultan Mahmood II, folding map, 2 lithographed plates, 3 hand-coloured costume plates, 6 wood-engravings and 8 aquatint plates by the author. XXXI,308; XII,327 pp. First edition. - A cross between a travelogue and a report of a military observer of a foreign war. 'A very interesting work detailing James Edward Alexander's experiences during the Russio-Turkish war of 1827-28 for which he received the Turkish order of the crescent. All his writings are connected with his service. His early career began with the India Company; he then was appointed aide-de-campe to MacD Kinnelr, British envoy to Persia, and on his return to England in 1827 wrote Travels... through Persia, Asia Minor, and European Turkey, and Travels of Mirza Hesa Modeen in Great Britain and France (Atabey p. 14). This book is a detailed account of a travel from Hamburg, St.Petersburg, Moscow, across the Scythian Steppe to the Crimea. A sketch of the Black Sea fleet is given, followed by its operations during the last campaign, in co-operation with the army of Diebitch. The camp at Adrianople is also sketched. He returned by Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Hanover, Holland and France to England. Attabey Collection 12; Abbey, Travel, 229; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 1788 ]

€ 475,00

ALLEN, W.E.D. (Ed.). Russian embassies to the Georgian kings (1589-1605). Edited with introduction, additional notes, commentaries and bibliography. Texts translated by Anthony Mango. Cambridge, 1970-1972. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jackets. With 8 maps and 18 plates. XXXII, IX, 640 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 138 - 139. - The Russian embassy of Zvenigorodski and Antonov (1589-90) to the Georgian king ruling in Kakheti. [Boeknr.: 19951 ]

€ 65,00

AMSTERDAM. BESCHRIJVING VAN HET WATERVERMAAK, door order der ed. magistraat van de stad Amsterdam, ter eere van het groot Muskovisch Gezantschap, aangesteld op den eersten september 1697. (Amsterdam), Carel Allard, (1697).Engraving published by Casper Luyken depicting numerous ships in the river IJ in Amsterdam. Ca. 20 x 25,5 cm. The engraving was also published on a broadsheet with letterpress. - Mock sea battle on the river IJ in honour of Tsar Peter the great's visit to Amsterdam on 1 September 1697. - (One corner skilfully restored). - Very attractive naval scene of a 'spiegelgevecht'..Muller, Historieplaten, 2986; Atlas van Stolk 2965; Van Eeghen & Van de Kellen, 312; De Groot & Vorstman, 135. [Boeknr.: 33821 ]

€ 475,00

ANDRIESSEN, Pieter Jacob. De tocht naar Rusland of het begin van den val van't keizerrijk, 1812. 2e druk. Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, (1882).Original decorated red cloth. With 4 coloured plates. VIII,190 pp. First published in 1875. - Juvenile dealing with the invasion of the French army in Russia in 1812. [Boeknr.: 33134 ]

€ 45,00

BARNES, Hugh. Gannibal. The Moor of Petersburg. London, Profile Books, 2006. Wrappers. With plates. XVIII,300 pp. Gannibal (1696-1781) was an African, kipnaped and brought to Russia were he became a major-general and nobleman of the Russian empire. He is the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin [Boeknr.: 33156 ]

€ 20,00

BAUMGARTNER, Alexander. Durch Skandinavien nach St. Petersburg. 3. Auflage. Freiburg, Herder, 1901.Original decorated front board, spine half cloth. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 161 illustrations. XXI,619 pp. First published in Freiburg in 1890. - Nordische Fahrten. Skizzen und Studien. II. - (Small stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 13045 ]

€ 45,00

BAWDEN, C.R. Shamans, Lamas and Evangelicals.The English missionaries in Siberia. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1985). Boards, with dust-jacket. With 24 plates. XVIII,382 pp. A fascinating story of a missionary venture to Eastern Siberia in the year 1818. [Boeknr.: 31752 ]

€ 35,00

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas. Carte réduite de la Moscovie, Siberie, Tartarie et pais voisins. Paris, 1750.Fine engraved map of Russia including Novaya Zemlya. Ca. 22 x 33 cm Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703 -1772) was assigned as a chief cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. [Boeknr.: 31787 ]

€ 150,00

BOSSHARD, Walter. Kühles Grasland Mongolei. Zauber und Schönheit der Steppe. Berlin, Im Deutschen Verlag, (1938). Decorated green cloth (spine discoloured). With 2 maps and 71 photographic illustrations. 217 pp. [Boeknr.: 24640 ]

€ 25,00

BROCKETT, L.P. & Porter C. BLISS. The conquest of Turkey; or, the decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire 1877-1878. A complete history of the late war between Russia and Turkey, including the causes of the war, full account of the terrible Bulgarian massacres, graphic descriptions of the two empires, their races, social customs, religious beliefs, etc. and unfolding the great commercial, political and religious interests affected by the war, the results of the war, etc. etc. To which is added biographicial sketches of the leading actors in this great drama. Prepared, with great care, from the most authentic and official sources. Philidelphia, Hubbard Bros, 1878.Original decorated cloth (soiled). With folding coloured map and 82 woodengraved illustrations. 768 pp. First edition; with the bookplate of Sefik E. Atabey. - A popular account of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877.Blackmer Collection 210; not in Weber. [Boeknr.: 35215 ]

€ 65,00

BRUIJNE, Antonius de & Bastiaan Gerardus BALJÉ. De eerste tocht van de Willem Barents naar de Noordelijke IJszee 1878. De dagboeken van Antonius de Bruijne en Bastiaan Gerardus Baljé. Ingeleid en geannoteerd door W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns. Zutphen, Walburg Pers, 1985. 2 volumes. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 4 maps and 36 illustrations. 368 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging LXXXIV-LXXXV. - The first trip of the Dutch ship Willem Barents to the Arctic in 1878, visiting Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Bereneiland (Bear Island Norway) and Novaya Zemlya.. [Boeknr.: 3753 ]

€ 35,00

BRUYN, Cornelis de. Reizen over Moskovie. Een Hollandse schilder ontmoet tsaar Peter de Grote. Ingeleid en van commentaar voorzien door Kiki Hannema. (Amsterdam, Terra Incognita, 1996). Wrappers. With folding plate and illustrations. 125 pp. - Cornelis de Bruijn (ca. 1652-1727) was a Dutch artist and traveller. His visits also included Russia. [Boeknr.: 15955 ]

€ 18,00

BURNABY, Frederick Gustavus. On horseback through Asia Minor. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Riverston, 1877.2 volumes. Original pictorial green cloth. With mounted photographic frontispiece and 3 large folding maps. XXII,352; 24; XX,399 pp. First edition - Frederic Gustavus Burnaby (1842 - 1885) was an adventurer and traveller, who had successfully penetrated Russian controlled central Asia in 1875. This is a description of a five month-long journey in Asia Minor from November 1876 till march 1877, which is particular interesting in the view of the Russo - Turkisch war of 1877 - 1878 in which Burnaby commanded a Turkish brigade. He travelled through northern Asia Minor through Ankara, Erzerum, Mt. Araat, and from Batum on the Black Sea to the shores of Lake Van. Burnaby was well known for his very popular account of his journey, A ride to Khiva, 1876 (Blackmer p.52). His ride across Asia Minor in the winter of 1876 - 1877, was occasioned by his determination to see for himself how the Porte treated its subjects. He could be quite critical of the tales of massacres, torture and imprisonments with which the Greeks and Armenians filled his ears. In the course of five month Burnaby travelled over two thousand miles in Turkey. When On horseback through Asia Minor appeared in 1877, it went through seven editions. - A nice set of a classic travel narrative.Blackmer Collection 244; not in the Atabey Collection and Weber. [Boeknr.: 35225 ]

€ 650,00

CARR, John. Een zomer in het Noorden, of reize rondom de Baltische zee, door Denemarken, Zweden, Rusland en een gedeelte van Duitschland. Naar het Engelsch. Leeuwarden, Wed. J.P.de Boij, 1809-11.2 volumes in 1. Later wrappers. (6),288; VIII,404 pp. First published in English A Northern summer, or travels round the Baltic, through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia and part of Germany, in the year 1804. London 1805. - John Carr (1772-1772) was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, but from reasons of health found it advisable to travel, and published accounts of his journeys in different European countries, which though without much intrinsic merit, obtained a wide circulation on account of their light, gossipy style, and the fact that in the species if literature there was then comparatively little competition (DNB). - (Hole in title-page).Muller, Bibliographie Neerlando-Russe, 770; Catalogue Russica C148; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 2104 ]

€ 295,00

CHAPPE d'AUTEROCHE, Jean. Reize naar Siberië, op bevel des konings van Vrankryk ondernomen in 1761. Behelzende deszelfs waarnemingen nopens de zeden, gewoonten, regeering, godsdienst, krygs- en burger-staat, koophandel, luchts- en grondsgesteldheid, landsbeschryving, natuurlyke historie, enz. Uit het Fransch vertaald. Deventer, Lucas Leemhorst, 1771-1772.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With folding coloured map and 8 engraved plates (including a table and 2 folding plates) after J.B. le Prince by J.C. Philips. XIV,(2)331,(1); (2),327,(1) pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Paris in 1768: Voyage en Sibérie, fait par ordre du roi en 1761. - Jean Chappe d' Auteroche (1728-1769) was a French priest and astronomer who travelled to Siberia to observe the transit of Venus in 1761. This work deserves attention for its forthright and sometimes provocative descriptions of Russian manners and character (Hill 277). The expedition carried out a large number of scientific measurements en route, and reported on the geography of the region and the customs of its inhabitants (Howgego p.216). - Age-browned otherwise fine.Cat. NHSM I, p.302; not in Tiele; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe, 77; Cat. Russica 496; Boucher de la Richarderie V, p. 447-448 (French ed.). [Boeknr.: 33660 ]

€ 850,00

CHESNEY, Francis Rawdon. The Russo-Turkish campaigns of 1828 and 1829: with a view of the present state of affairs in the East. 2nd edition. London, Smith, Elder & Co., Bombay, Smith, Taylor & co, 1854.Original embossed green cloth. With two folding maps, coloured in outline. XXXVIII, 448; (16) pp. Three editions were issued in 1854. - Colonel Francis Rawdon Chesney went to Constantinople in 1829 with the intention of joining the Turkish forces, but he was delayed by a tour of inspection of Syria and Egypt, and the peace of Adrianople was announced just as he arrived. In this work, composed of materials collected on the spot, he has provided an account of the Russo - Turkish war of 1828-29, and in the final chapter he gives a history of past and present Russo-Turkish wars and a background to the Eastern Question. (Atabey p.118). Chesney was clearly an explorer of the first order and his courage and perseverance were matched only by his attention to detail and thoroughness in the surveys he produced. - (Some foxing).Atabey Collection 235; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35184 ]

€ 225,00

CLYMAN, Toby W. & Judith VOWLES. Russia through women's eyes. Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven, Yale University Press, (1996). Boards, with dust-jacket (spine sl. discoloured). X,393 pp. 'This collection presents, for the first time in English, the lives of eleven remarkable Rusian women as told in their own words'. [Boeknr.: 31710 ]

€ 35,00

CONSTEN, Hermann. Weideplätze der Mongolen im Reiche der Chalcha. Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1919-20.2 volumes. Original pictorial boards (spines discoloured). With 2 folding maps and 128 photographic plates. XII,303;VII,314 pp. Hermann Consten (1878-1957 lived from 1929 till 1950 in Peking, from 1936 together with his wife Eleanor von Erdberg, an East Asia specialist. - Fine illustrated standard work.Cordier, B.S., col. 4297. [Boeknr.: 31716 ]

€ 275,00

CRÉHANGE, Gaston. Histoire de la Russie. Depuis la mort de Paul Ier jusqu'à nos jours. Paris, Germer Baillière et Cie, 1882.Sm.8vo. Contemporary half red morocco, original front-wrapper preserved, top edge gilt. (4),300,(32) pp. - First edition. [Boeknr.: 12948 ]

€ 65,00

DAILEY NEWS. The war correspondence of the 'Daily News' 1877 with a connecting narrative forming a continuous history of the war between Russia and Turkey. Including the letters of Archibald Forbes, J.A. Macgahan and many other special correspondents in Europe and Asia. 2nd edition containing a full description of the taking of Kars. London, Macmillan and Co., 1878.Original red cloth (sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. damaged). XVI,643 pp. With the bookplate and stamp of Girton College. - Of the letters 'may be said, that they were welcomed by the public as affording the earliest, fullest, and most specific information at critical moments of the campaign, and if it should further be found that these same letters, hastily written in the bivouac, on the field of victory, or in some hovel on the line of retreat, have at the same time the merit of being among the most vivid and truthful pictures of war that have at any time been offered to the public, the popularity they have attained would be accounted for (Preface). [Boeknr.: 35188 ]

€ 125,00

DAILEY NEWS. The war correspondence of the 'Daily News' 1877-8 continued from the fall of Kars to the signature of the preliminaries of peace. With a connecting narrative forming a continuous history of the war between Russia and Turkey. London, Macmillan and Co., 1878.Original red cloth (sl. rubbed, spine ends sl. damaged). XVI,599 pp. With the bookplate and stamp of Girton College. - 'The collection, which now forms a complete history of the war, comprises the correspondence of Archibald Forbes, J.A. MacGahan, F.D. Millet, E. Pears, E. O'Donovan, J.H. Skinner, V. Julius, and other correspondents - in all seventeen in number - to each of those letters a conventional sign has been affixed' (Preface). [Boeknr.: 35189 ]

€ 125,00

DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. Voyage dans la Russie Meridionale et la Crimée par la Hongrie, La Valachie et la Moldavie, exécuté en 1837 .. Paris, Ernest Bourdin, 1840.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt with red morocco title-label to spine. With 1 page of sheet music, 24 plates mounted on India paper and many wood-engravings in the text by Denis Raffet. VI, 621,(3) pp. First edition. - Celebrated scientific expedition by count Anatoliy Nicolaevic Demidov (1812-1870) through southern Russia, Crimea, Hongary, Romania, and Turkey in the year 1837. With magnificent plates depicting topographical and military views, costumes and everyday scenes . - (Age-browned). - A fine copy.Catalogue Russica D297; Vicaire III, p.165. [Boeknr.: 31668 ]

€ 575,00

DIOSZEGI, V. (Ed.). Glaubenswelt und Folklore der sibirischen Völker. Budapest, Ungarische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1963. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 151 illustrations (several in colours). 534 pp. 'Die Fachliteratur wird um ein Wek bereichert, das auf das Interesse der weiten Kreise von Sibirienforschern, Fokloristen, Ethnographen, Linguisten, Religions- und Kulturhistorikern rechnen darf'. [Boeknr.: 31750 ]

€ 65,00

DOUMERGUE, E. Un petite nationalité en souffrance les Lettons. Les provinces Baltiques et le Pangermanisme Prussien en Russie. Paris, Éditions de 'Foi et Vie', 1917. Original wrappers. IV,150 pp. [Boeknr.: 24636 ]

€ 30,00

DRIESSEN, Jozien J. Russen en Nederlanders. Uit de geschiedenis van de betrekkingen tussen Nederland en Rusland 1600-1917. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1989. 4to. Wrappers. With numerous illustrations. 177 pp. - Dutch-Russian relations 1600 - 1917. [Boeknr.: 31901 ]

€ 25,00

DURAND-BRAGER, Jean Baptiste Henri. Voyage dans la Mer Noire, le Bosphore, la Mer de Marmara & les Dardanelles. A voyage in the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, the sea of Marmara & the Dardanelles. Paris, Berlin, New York, Goupil et Cie, London, P. & D. Coluaghi, (ca. 1855).Large folio. Contemporary half blue morocco. With lithographed title and 24 tinted lithographed plates by Sabatier, E. Cicéri and Ph. Benoist after Darand-Brager. Original edition. - Jean Baptiste Henri Durand-Brager (1814-1879) combined a naval career with that of marine artist. He was a student of Isabey, was active in the 40's and 50's and well known as a marine painter. According to Thieme-Becker he worked for a Persian illustrated newspaper during the Crimean War and painted battle scenes and several Crimean subjects for the Czar. The Black Sea voyage described here was probably connected with Durand-Brager's activities during the Crimean War (Blackmer p.114). He was war correspondent to several French papers and journals during the Crimean War.The quality of the plates is excellent. According to Bazancourt his plans and drawings were lithographed at the French ministry of the Marine, at the depot for maps and plans. - A very fine copy. - With rare brochure by Goupil et Cie: Publications relatives a la guerre d'Orient. 4 pp.Blackmer Collection 520: scarce work; Atabey Collection 383; not in Abbey, Travel. a [Boeknr.: 19893 ]

€ 18000,00

FERRIÈRES-SAUVEBOEUF, Louis François de. Mémoires historiques, politiques et géographiques des voyages faits en Turquie, en Perse et en Arabie, depuis 1782 jusqu’en 1789; avec ses observation sur la religion, les moeurs, le caractère et le commerce de ces trois nation; suivies de details très-exacts sur la querre des Turcs avec les deux cours imperials, d’Autriche et des Russie; les dispositions des trios armés et les resultas de leurs campagnes. Paris, Buisson 1790.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels (top of spines sl. damaged). XXIV, 298, (1errata); X, 303, (1, errata) pp. First edition. - With bookplate of Henry Myron Blackmer. - Volume I is concerned mainly with the Turkish - Russian war of 1788-9. Volume II desbribes the author’s travels to Egypte, Palestine, Greece and Syria. According to Pingaud, Ferrières was in Aleppo in 1783. He travelled to Persia where he represented himself to the Shah as a precursor of the French envoy, and later he undertook a political mission for Vergennes, French ambassador at Constantinople prior to Choiseul-Gouffier. He also collected medals and antiquities for his patron Hennin (Blackmer p. 128).Der Franzose Louis Francois, comte de Ferrieres-Sauveboeuf (um 1750 - 1814) bereiste 1782 - 1789 das Osmanische Reich als Kaufman und war, nach seinem Zeugnis, mit einer geheimen diplomatischen Mission in Konstantinopel, Trabzon, Erzerum, Jars, Jerewan, etc. und lieferte Informationen über den russischen - türkischen Krieg von 1787 - 1792. Er war Anhänger der Franzosische Revolution und attackierte. in seinem Werk den royalistisch gesonnen französische Botschafter an der Porte Choiseul - Gouffier (Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister, p. 216). Ferrières-Sauveboeuf (1762-1814) was notably critical of Choiseul-Gouffier's political mission for the latter's predecessor, the comte de Vergennes. Other sources, however, suggest that Ferrières-Sauveboeuf was involved in arms trading in Turkey on his own account, and had quarrelled with Choiseul-Gouffier before being expelled from Constantinopl (The Ömer Koç Collection I, 159). - A fine set.Atabey Collection 428; Blackmer Collection 590; Weber 598; Boucher de la Richarderie, I, p.199. [Boeknr.: 35197 ]

€ 1775,00

FRENCH - RUSSIAN DIALOGUES. CHOIX D'ENTRÉTIENS FRANÇAIS ET RUSSES, composés sur le modèle des meilleurs auteurs modernes et arrangés en 150 leçons. 1831. Contemporary half green morocco (spine damaged; 1 hinge broken). VII,315 pp. Rare. - No copy in Worldcat. [Boeknr.: 31726 ]

€ 275,00

FREYGANG, Wilhelm von. Brieven over den Kaukasus en Georgie, en verslag van eene reis in Perzie in 1812. Uit het Fransch oorspronkelijke der reizigers zelve den heer Wilhelm van Freygang en deszelfs echtgenoote. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1817.Contemporary half calf (top of spine sl. damaged). With engraved view on title-page after De la Belle by D. Veelwaard and engraved folding map by D. Veelwaard. VIII,340 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Hamburg in 1816: Lettres sur le Caucase et la Géorgie suivies d'une rélation d'un voyage en Perse en 1812. - The married couple Freygang travelled from the Caucasus and Georgia to Persia. - (Age-browned).Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 113; Catalogue Russica F761; Miansarof p.348; Wilson p.76 (not the Dutch ed.); Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 8279 ]

€ 525,00

GERRITSZ., Hessel. Beschryvinghe van der Samoyeden Landt en Histoire du pays nommé Spitsberghe. Uitgegeven door S.P. l'Honoré Naber. 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1924. Cloth. With plate and 5 maps. LIV,125 pp. Linschoten-Vereeniging XXIII. - Contains Isaac Massa's description of Siberia. The second part deals with Spitsbergen based on the logs of Willem Barentsz. [Boeknr.: 7716 ]

€ 65,00

GILLE, Florent. Lettres sur le Caucase et la Crimée. Paris, Gide, 1859.8vo. Original cloth, a.e.g. (spine sl. discoloured, sl. stained). With folding lithographed map, and 30 woodengraved plates and illustrations. (4),IV,544 pp. First edition. - The author provides an indepth narrative of his travels, initiated by medical advice, across the Caucasus. His description of the journey from St Petersburg to Athens, which began in July 1858, includes much topographical, ethnological and botanical information about the lands he traverses, Caucasus, Georgiae, Chechnya, Armenia and the Crimea. The illustrations and plates depicting costumes, views and scenes. - (Sl. foxed).Cat. Russica I p.459; Chadenat 2892. [Boeknr.: 14076 ]

€ 695,00

GOETEERIS, Anthonis. Journael vande legatie ghedaen in de jaren 1615. ende 1616. by .. Reynhout van Brederode, .. Dirck Bas .. ende Aelbrecht Joachimi .. Tesamen by de .. Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, af-gesonden aen de groot-machtigste koningen van Sweden ende Denemarcken; mitsgaders aen den groot-vorst van Moscovien, keyser van Rusch-landt; en eygentlijck op den vredehandel tusschen den hoogh-gemelten koninck van Sweden ter eender, ende den groot-vorst van Moscovien ter ander zyden. 2e druck vermeetdert ende verbetert. 's Graven-Hage, Henricus Hondius, 1639.Sm. oblong 4to. Contemporary vellum (back board sl. dam.). With 4 folding engraved plates (part of plate 'Duytsche Narva' missing) and 18 (of 19) engraved plates, designed and probably engraved by Goeteeris. 157 pp. (pp.I-IV missing, including engraved title). First published in Amsterdam in 1619. - Account of a Dutch embassy to Russia and Sweden in the years 1615-1616, on demand of the Dutch Republic to negotiate in a conflict between Russia and Sweden. The mission did not go as far as Moskow, the account concentrated mostly on the Nowgorod and Staraya-Rossia areas, where the negotiations took place under the most difficult and freezing conditions. It is one of the most accurate accounts on Russia of the time, not only for its historical and statistical information, but especially for the vivid descriptions of the Russian cities, villages and desolate countryside, as well as the customs and habits of the Russians. The fine plates by the author belong to the earliest pictures of that part of Russia. - (Printed title-page dam.). - Very rare accurate account on Russia.Tiele 391; Cat. NHSM I, p.114; Bibl. Neerlando-Russe, 118: livre des plus interesantis. Rare.'; Adelung II, pp.258-271. [Boeknr.: 34253 ]

€ 1750,00

GORDON, Charles George. General Gordon’s letters from the Crimea, the Danube, and Armenia. August 19, 1854, to November 71, 1858. Edited by Demetrius C. Boulger. London, Chapman and Hall, 1884.Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. XIII,205 pp. Charles George Gordon (1833-1885) was a British soldier and administrator. After the Crimean War broke out Gordon was ordered on active service, and landed at Balaklava on the 1st of January 1855. The siege of Sevastopol was in progress, and he had his full share of the arduous work in the trenches. He was attached to one of the British columns which assaulted the Redan on the 18th of June, and was also present at the capture of that work on the 8th of September. He took part in the expedition to Kinburn, and then returned to Sevastopol to superintend a portion of the demolition of the Russian dockyard. After peace with Russia had been concluded, Gordon was attached to an international commission appointed to delimit the new boundary, as fixed by treaty, between Russia and Turkey in Bessarabia; and on the conclusion of this work he was ordered to Asia Minor on similar duty, with reference to the eastern boundary between the two countries. While so employed Gordon took the opportunity to make himself well acquainted with the geography and people of Armenia , and the knowledge of dealing with eastern nations then gained was of great use to him in after life. - A nice copy. [Boeknr.: 35194 ]

€ 295,00

GOSSIP, Robert. Turkey and Russia, their races, history, and wars. Embracing a graphic account of the Great Crimean War and of the Russo-Turkish War. Edinburgh, Thomas C. Jack, 1879.4to. Original pictorial blue cloth gilt, spine later half blue morocco gilt, a.e.g.. With 2 folding coloured maps of Turkey and Russia and 26 tinted lithographed plates. XII,798 pp. First edition. - From the contents: Foundation of the Ottoman Empire, The earliest conflict with Russia, The rise of Russia, Alliance and enmity, The wars of Catherine the Great and the Napoleanic period, The Crimean war, A twenty years' interregnum, The Russo-Turkish war. [Boeknr.: 29748 ]

€ 275,00

GOURGAUD, (Gaspard). Napoléon et la Grande-Armée en Russie, ou examen critique de l'ouvrage de M. le Comte Ph. de Ségur. Bruxelles, H. Tarlier, 1825. Modern cloth (original printed frontwrapper mounted). XI,427 pp. General Gourgaud was aide-de-camp to Napoleon during the Russian campaigne in 1812. - (Age-browned).Catalogue Russica I, p.476. [Boeknr.: 32795 ]

€ 95,00

GREENE, Frances Vinton. The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey in 1877 - 1878. New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1879.2 volumes. 8vo. Original decorated green cloth. With three plates (two folding), illustrations, and an atlas with 26 maps, plans and plates (some double page). XIV,(2), 459 pp. First edition. - Firsthand accounts, as well as those written and previously published by various Russian officers and commanders. The companion atlas volume offers maps of the battles, as well as illustrations of fortifications used by both Russian and Turkish forces. An account of the Russo - Turkish war, including a description of the Russian army, narratives of the campaigns in Bulgaria and Armenia, and a discussion of the defense and attack of fortified positions. The author, appointed US military attaché in Moscou in 1877, accompanied the Russian army headquarters during the Russo - Turkish war, observing several engagements, including those at Shipka Pass, Plevna, and Philippopolis (now Plovdiv). He received two Russian decorations for bravery at Philippopolis. [Boeknr.: 35190 ]

€ 1250,00

GUINEMENT DE KÉRALIO, Louis Félix. Histoire de la guerre des Russes et des Impériaux contre les Turcs, en 1736, 1737,1738 et 1739, et de la paix de Belgrade qui la termina. Paris, Debure l’aîné, 17802 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt. With 12 engraved folding maps. VI,304; 324(4) pp. Second edition, first published in 1772; with armorial bookplate with motto Fata viam invenient. - Louis-Felix Guinement, chevalier de Kéralio (1731-1793) was a French soldier, writer and academic. 'He married Françoise Abeille and their daughter was the feminist writer Louise-Félicité de Kéralio. He followed a military career, then he became professor at the Ecole Militaire. He wrote several works on the Russio-Turkish wars and he also wrote on tactics and the art of war' (Atabey p. 285). - A very attractive set.Atabey Collection 542; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 35201 ]

€ 2950,00

GUTHRIE, Maria. A tour performed in the years 1795-6, through the Tauride, or Crimea, the antient kingdom of Bosphorus, the once-powerful republic of Tauric Cherson, and all the other countries on the north shore of Euxine, ceded to Russia by the peace of Kainardgi and Jassy. Described in a series of letters to her husband, the editor, Matthew Guthrie. London, Nichols and Son, 1820.4to. Later half calf. With 2 folding maps, 11 engraved plates (8 depicting coins) and some woodcuts. XXIV,446,(2) pp. First published in London in 1802; a dual language edition in French and Russian was publisbed at Moscow in 1810. - Series of letters written by Maria Guthrie to her husband, a noted antiquary who asked her to report on all ancient Greek and Roman ruins and antiquities she could find between St Petersburg and the Black (or 'Euxene') Sea. This she did, travelling not only under the normal difficulties of eighteenth-century cross-country transport but the added pressures of providing full dispatches for her husband on every stage of the journey. The substance and regularity of the letters show how conscientious she was - they are astonishingly detailed and scholarly (Robinson, Wayward women p.282/283). Maria Guthrie was the headmistress of a school in St. Petersburg for the education of the daughters of the Russian nobility. Her husband was physician to the Imperial Corps of naval cadets. This journey along the Black Sea coast tells much of the antiquities, coins, monuments seen, as well as detailed reports on mosques, modern architecture, life and customs in the area, as well as trade. Charming descriptions are given of gardens. This work was edited by her husband after her death. - Slightly foxed, otherwise fine. Atabey Collection 546; Cat. Russica 1398; Cox I, p.199 (other ed.); Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 507; not in the Blackmer Collection.. [Boeknr.: 8889 ]

€ 675,00

HABERLAND, Detlef. Von Lemgo nach Japan. Das ungewöhnliche Leben des Engelbert Kaempfer 1651 bis 1716. Bielefeld, Westfalen Verlag, 1990. Folio. Boards. With many illustrations. 223 pp. Engelbert Kaempfer (1651 - 1716) was a German naturalist, physician, and explorer writer known for his tour of Russia, Persia, India, South-East Asia, and Japan between 1683 and 1693. [Boeknr.: 34653 ]

€ 45,00

HALL, M(aurits) C(ornelis) van. Het leven en karakter van den admiraal Jhr. Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen. Amsterdam, Johannes Müller, 1841.Contemporary half morocco, spine richly gilt. With engraved portrait of the author and 7 plates of facsimile signatures. XXVI,340, (2) pp. Original edition. - The official biography of admiral Van Kinsbergen (1735-1819). From 1771-1775 he was in the service of the Russian empress Catharina. He fought in the Crimea and the Black Sea.Cat. NHSM II, p.848; Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 176. [Boeknr.: 1523 ]

€ 225,00

HAMLEY, E. Bruce. The story of the campaign of Sebastopol written in the camp. Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1855.Original red embossed cloth (spine sl. damaged). With folding plan of Sevastopol, 4 coloured lithographed plates (1 folding) and 5 tinted lithographed plates (1 folding) after E.B. Hamley by M. & N. Hanhart. XV,339 pp. First edition. - Edward Bruce Hamley went out to the Crimea as adjudant to Colonel Richrad Dacres,commanding the batteries in the First Division. On the death of General Strangways at Inkerman, Dacres was promoted to chief command of the artillery, Hamley becoming his aide-du-camp. Originally submitted to Blackwoord’s as a serie of letters, with work probably represents the most vivid published portrayal of the siege. The attractive lithographs are from the author’s own sketches. Includes descriptions of the charges of the Heavy Brigade and of Florence Nightingale in her hospital. - (Some spotting).Abbey, Travel, 236; Bibl. Russica 125. [Boeknr.: 1849 ]

€ 395,00

HEDIN, Sven. En färd genom Asien 1893-97. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers, 1898.2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth (spines sl. discoloured). With 4 maps (2 large folding and one double page) and 258 illustrations (many full page plates and some in colours). XIV,565,(4); (4),537,((6) pp. First edition of Through Asia. - Account of Sven Hedin's first scientific expedition in Central Asia. He traveled across Russia to Tashkent, and in winter 1893-94 he crossed the Pamir region. Returning to Kashgar in western Chinese Turkestan, he explored the Tarim Basin, then made a harrowing crossing of the Takla Makam Desert, during which some of his guides died of thirst. On his expedition, he also came upon ruins of ancient settlements that had lined the old Silk Road. Hedin next explored Lop Nop, a large shallow lake in western China, its shifting location long a puzzle to European geographers. He went on to Peking, then returned to Europe. He travelled through regions never before visited by Europeans. - A fine set.Hess 4; Yakushi H97C, Cordier, BS, col.2853. [Boeknr.: 34626 ]

€ 225,00

HORNBY, Emilia Bithynia. Constantinople during the Crimean War. London, Richard Bentley, 1863.Later half calf, spine gilt. With chromo-lithographed frontispiece and 4 chromo-lithographed plates after Mary Walker (with small waterstain not affecting the image). XVI,500 pp. First edition. - Emily Hornby and her husband travelled to Turkey in 1855 on his appointment as Judge Consular Consort of Constantinopel. Her father had lived in Constantinopel twenty five years earlier. Initially she was looked after by a women destinated to become a close friend, who was the English wife of the dragoman of the writer Alexander Kinglake. The Hornby’s took their first Christmas dinner at the British Embassy, where she met Florence Nightingale. Her account of her stay in the city took the form of letters. In it wrote of a range of experiences in an entertaining way, including a visit to a harem. (Theakstone p. 135) This book is based on her book In and around Stamboul, 1858. The plates are after Mary Walker, who was resident in the Levant for over forty years and a friend of the author. Her brother was chaplain to the English community at Constantinople and later Salonica. She produced several illustrated books of her travels (Atabey p.311). Blackmer Collection 829; Atabey Collection 594; Robinson, Wayward women, p. 264-65. [Boeknr.: 10699 ]

€ 495,00

HOZIER, Henry Montague. The Russo-Turkish war: including an account of the rise and decline of the Ottoman power, and the history of the Eastern question. London, William Mackenzie, (1877-79).2 volumes in 5. 4to. Original pictorial red cloth, a.e.g. With 8 maps (6 folding, 2 coloured), 9 steelengraved plates and 15 steelengraved portraits. 2,954,(5) pp. First and only edition. - 'This is a comprehensive study of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. The plates include maps, views of the principal battle sites, and portraits of the Turkish and Russian military and political leaders' (Blackmer p. 178). - A fine set in parts in original decorated cloth..Atabey Collection 597;.Blackmer Collection 841. [Boeknr.: 26456 ]

€ 525,00

HOZIER, Henry Montague. The Russo-Turkish war: including an account of the rise and decline of the Ottoman power, and the history of the Eastern question. London, William Mackenzie, (1877-79).2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with green title-labels. With 8 maps (6 folding, 2 coloured), 9 steelengraved plates and 15 steelengraved portraits. II,954 pp. First and only edition. - 'This is a comprehensive study of the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78. The plates include maps, views of the principal battle sites, and portraits of the Turkish and Russian military and political leaders' (Blackmer p. 178). - A fine set.Atabey Collection 597;.Blackmer Collection 841. [Boeknr.: 35199 ]

€ 450,00

HUC, Régis Evariste & Joseph GABET. Reisherinneringen uit Tartarije, Thibet en China. Verhaal der missie-reis in de jaren 1844, 1845 en 1846. Arnhem, Josué Witz, 1855-57.2 volumes. 19th century grey cloth. XIV,409; 295 pp. Rare Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1850 Souvenires d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine. - Record of the famous journey made between 1839 and 1852 by the Lazarist missionaries Huc and Gabet travelling from Macao and Canton through Mongolia to Lhasa.Cf. Cordier, B. S., col. 2119; Yakushi H249; Marshall 1334; Aschhoff 920; Howgego II, p.291; not in Tiele nor Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31542 ]

€ 295,00


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