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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. including sketches of the Russian fleet and army, personal adventures, and characteristic anecdotes. '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 (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; Weber 184; Cat Russica 420; 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

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 by 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

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 by the author. 217 pp. Walter Bosshard (1892 -1975) was a Swiss pioneer photographer and reporter. His early work involved photography of Southeast Asia and China. [Boeknr.: 24640 ]

€ 25,00

BRAAT, J., J.H.G. GAWRONSKI, J.B. KIST, e.a. Behouden uit het Behouden Huys. Catalogus van de voorwerpen van de Barentsexpeditie (1596), gevonden op Nova Zembla. De Rijksmuseumcollectie, aangevuld met Russische en Noorse vondsten. Amsterdam, De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1998. 4to. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (some in colours). 343 pp. Full description of all the found objects on land during the wintering on Novaya Zemblya in 1596/97. [Boeknr.: 2819 ]

€ 55,00

BRONTMAN, L(azar). Op de top van de wereld. De Russische Noordpoolexpeditie en de overwintering van Papanin en zijn mannen op de drijvende ijsschots 1937-1938. Met medewerking en een voorwoord van O.J. Schmidt. Geautoriseerde vertaling uit het Russisch van Is. van Crefeld en W. de Vries-Lucks. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1938). Original decorated cloth, with dust-jacket. With folding map and many photographic plates. 336 pp. Dutch translation of Na vershine mira. Moskva, 1938, English edition On top of the world. - Narrative of the U.S.S.R. expedition to the North Pole with a description of the planes' flights thither, and short day-to-day notes of the author's sojourn at the north Pole, in June 1937. - A fine copy.Arctic Bibl. 2239. [Boeknr.: 16453 ]

€ 45,00

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 ]

€ 45,00

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 a cavalry officer and inveterate traveller, who was educated at Harrow and in Germany. He became an accomplished linguist and travelled to Central and South America, Spain and Morocco, South Russia, the Sudan and, in 1875, travelled on horseback from Kazala to Khiva. The following year he rode from Scutari into Armenia and thence to Batoum. In 1880, he attached himself to the British Egyptian Expedition, and in 1884 he was killed in action attempting to relieve Khartoum (DNB. 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. Boij, 1809-11.2 volumes in 1. Later half cloth. (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. From Paris he reached St. Petersburg, then sledged to Tobolsk.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

CLARKE, Edward Daniel. Voyages en Russie, en Tartarie et en Turquie. Traduits de l'Anglais. Paris, Fantin, 1812. 2 volumes. Contemporary half calf, with green and red morocco title labels on spines. With 5 folding engraved maps. XVIII, 559; (4), 500 pp First French edition; first published in English, London 1810-1823; with bookplate of Chateau de Rosny. - The French government forbade the publication, and it was stopped with only the translation of the first volume of the travels having been published (Atabey p.132). - In 1799 Clarke set out with a Mr Cripps on a tour through the continent of Europe, beginning with Norway and Sweden, whence they proceeded through Russia and the Crimea to Constantinople and Rhodes and afterwards to Egypt and Palestine. - (Stained). - Rare.Cf. Blackmer Collection 365; Atabey Collection 255; Chadenat II, 4249; Cat. Russica 738. [Boeknr.: 35717 ]

€ 875,00

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, both East Asian specialists. - 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. - This is the first part of Demidov's account of his mission in Russia and the Crimea, an account of the voyage itself. The scientific observations by Huot, Leveille, Rousseau and Nordmann were published in three volumes in 1842 (Atabey p. 181). 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; Cf. Chadenat 4279 (Spanish edition only). [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, Emile. Un petite nationalité en souffrance les Lettons. Les provinces Baltiques et le Pangermanisme Prussien en Russie. Paris, Éditions de 'Foi et Vie', 1917. Original printed wrappers. IV,150 pp. Latvians are a Baltic ethnic group in Latvia and the immediate geographical region, the Baltics. [Boeknr.: 24636 ]

€ 30,00

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 & Frederika 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 correspondence sent by Frederika Afanas'eva von Freygang's (nee Kudriavskaia) to her husband contains an account of the journey to the Caucasus in the years 1811-1812. It is one of the earliest accounts by a Russian woman writer. The second part of the book, by Frederika Freygang's husband Wilhelm, is a historico-political account of the Transcaucasus region compiled from notes taken in the field. - (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 ]

€ 45,00

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 ]

€ 95,00

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

GRAMBERG, Hans. De overwintering op Nova Zembla. Hilversum, Verloren, 2001. 4to. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 93 pp. The Dutch wintering on Novaya Zemlya 1596-1597. [Boeknr.: 24211 ]

€ 15,00

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

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 with 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 damaged; 1 hinge weak). 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 ]

€ 375,00

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; Tuson pp. 142-143.. [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. 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

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