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1885 - LIFE OF GENERAL CHESNEY - With Two Manuscript Letters - China Station
1885. Very Good Condition. 1 ...rare books at fair prices...! Search by Topic Africa America - North America -South Arabia - Middle East Arctic - Antarctic Asia - Central Asia - China & Japan Asia - Southeast Australia & Pacific Bibliographies Europe Globes Photographs Literature Maps & Prints Mountaineering Natural History Russia Sciences Signed & Inscribed Sir Richard F. Burton Francis Rawdon Chesney Biography Presentation Copy With Two Manuscript Letters 1885 Chesney, Louisa and O'Donnell, Jane (née Chesney) Title: The Life of the late General F. R. Chesney Colonel Commandant Royal Artillery. London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1885. First edition. 8vo. pp. xxiii, 477, [2], 48 (pubs. cat.); portrait frontispiece, one extending map of the Euphrates; some small marginal tears, some repaired, else largely unopened in the original cloth, gilt. With an accompanying letter from Louisa Chesney pasted to flyleaf, presenting the book to the Turkish ambassador to London Monsieur Musurus, and with a copy of his letter in reply pasted in at rear. Francis Rawdon Chesney (1789-1872) led the 1835 expedition that investigated the navigability of the Euphrates river by crossing from the Bay of Antioch and continuing aboard two steamers, Tigris and Euphrates, to the mouth. The loss of the Tigris during a whirlwind did not diminish Chesney's opinion that the Euphrates was indeed navigable, and could thus form a stage in the overland route to India. The idea was not sanctioned by the British Government, and Chesney continued instead a military career, spending much of the 1840s in China, where he co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: VOYAGER PRESS BOOKS 1.888.656.2006 (voyagerpress) [Blaine, Washington, United States]
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