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Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. xxiv, 361; frontis., one plate of Antiquities, four plans inc. three folding; minor marginal age-toning, else very good in nineteenth century half calf gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down (slightly worn). A presentation copy, inscribed to front blank “With the author’s compliments”, and with four ALS from the author bound in at front, three addressed to Mary Ford, Mary Ford’s ownership inscription to frontispiece recto (dated 1855), her bookplate to front pastedown, and monogram in gilt to upper cover.
Dealer Notes
Henry Danby Seymour spent nearly three years in the Caucasus, visiting the Crimea in 1844 and Southern Russia in 1844 and 1846. His experiences formed the basis for the present work, issued while Britain and her allies were at war with Russia in the Crimea; Seymour also draws on publications by other travellers to the region. Mary Ford had the book bound up with three letters sent to her by the author, and another letter from the author to the diplomat and traveller John Crawfurd. (Mary Ford’s prestigious collection of autographs was auctioned by Sotheby’s in December, 1999.)
Author Seymour, H. D.
Date 1855
Binding Hardback.
Publisher London: John Murray.
Condition Very good.

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