CURZON, Robert

Armenia: A Year at Erzeroom, and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia

Published: London: John Murray

Date: 1854

first edition 8vo. xiv (including engraved title leaf), 253, [1 (advt,)], 32 (advts. dated 'January, 1854)pp., 6 plates (including frontispiece and map), 2 other woodcuts, original russet cloth, front cover and spine gilt blocked,

Contemporary armorial bookplate of Revd. George Williams.

Atabey 302 Important. Particularly interesting on the regional Christian tribes. Curzon (1810–1873), traveller and collector of manuscripts, was in 1841 appointed attaché at the embassy at Constantinople and in 1843 he was appointed a commissioner for defining the boundaries between Turkey and Persia and in particular dealing with the incursions of Kurdish tribes into both and he remained at Erzurum for the most part, engaged in this task until January 1844, when he returned to England. In recognition of his services he received decorations from both the shah and sultan.

light foxing to plates, spine a little darkened and chipped at head, else generally very good


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