First edition (atlas) and reprint (1908). 2 vols. (text/atlas). Large 8vo. pp. xv, 459, [2, ads.] & iv + 26 maps and plates; wood-engraved illustrations to text, 26 maps, plans & diagrams to atlas vol.; lower hinge to text vol. cracked with repair, else very good in the original cloth gilt, slightly rubbed and marked, previous owner's bookplate to atlas.
A rare official report on the Russo-Turkish war by a serving U.S. Army officer. The text's first 150pp. describe the Russian Army's equipment, administration, etc. The remainder of the text covers the course of the war from the concentration of the Russian Army in Roumania, the crossing of the Danube and early battles in Bulgaria, and later battles at Lovtcha, Gorni-Dubnik, Plevna, the drive across the Balkans and the defeat of the Turks at Shipka Pass. Greene also pays attention to the war's Eastern front in the Caucasus (Kars). The battle plans and maps are contained in the atlas volume, which has become particularly scarce.
Author [Russo-Turkish war.] Francis V. Greene.
Date 1908 & 1879
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher New York: D. Appleton and Company
Condition See description
Pages xv, 459, [2, ads.]