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OLIPHANT, Laurence (Charles Sarolea)

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.
Publisher Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons
Date 1853
Book ID 33812


Original brown buckram, stamped in blind and gilt. Spine lettered gilt, gilt decoration of camel cart to upper board. xiv[ii]+380pp+16pp. Blackwood catalogue. Two-tone frontis. litho by W & A K Johnston, 2 maps (one folding) as called for, 33 in-text illustrations. Very slightly cocked. Spine ends bruised, small nick central spine and lower board, tear appearing to spine head, frontispiece loose but present. An excellent copy, internally very crisp. Up-dated and best edition published during the time of the Crimean War by English author, traveller, diplomat and, apparently, Christian mystic. Charles Sarolea's copy in his usual hand to title page.
Price: £120.00

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