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GILLE, Florent.
Lettres sur le Caucase et la Crimée.
Paris, Gide, 1859.8vo. Original cloth, a.e.g. (spine sl. discoloured, sl. stained). With folding lithographed map, and 30 woodengraved plates and illustrations. (4),IV,544 pp.First edition. - The author provides an indepth narrative of his travels, initiated by medical advice, across the Caucasus. His description of the journey from St Petersburg to Athens, which began in July 1858, includes much topographical, ethnological and botanical information about the lands he traverses, Caucasus, Georgiae, Chechnya, Armenia and the Crimea. The illustrations and plates depicting costumes, views and scenes. - (Sl. foxed).Cat. Russica I p.459; Chadenat 2892.
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