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Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby
XRARE: 1877 On Horseback Through Asia Minor - 1st edition with 3 fold-out maps
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877. Some light wear to extremities commensurate with age, All 3 folding maps are present in good condition but with some separation at the creases (see photos). Very light age toning to page edges. Errata insert at back of volume 1. On Horseback Through Asia Minor By Captain Frederick G. Burnaby London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877 (1st edition) 2 volume set Extremely rare first edition with 3 fold-out maps! Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was a British Army intelligence officer. His adventurous spirit, pioneering achievements, and swashbuckling courage earned him fame in Victorian England. As well as travelling across Europe and Central Asia, he mastered ballooning. This 2 volume set covers his 5-month, 2000 mile journey by horse through Russia, Armenia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Bound in dark green 1/2 leather with marbled boards and gilt titles and spine tooling. 3 folding maps and a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece. 2 vol: 352 + 399 pages. 8.75" x 6". Beautiful and rare! XRARE: 1877 On Horseback Through Asia Minor - 1st edition with 3 fold-out maps XRARE: 1877 On Horseback Through Asia Minor - 1st edition with 3 fold-out maps Click images to enlarge Description On Horseback Through Asia Minor By Captain Frederick G. Burnaby London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1877 (1st edition) 2 volume set Extremely rare first edition with 3 fold-out maps! Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (3 March 1842 - 17 January 1885) was a British Army intelligence officer. Burnaby's adventurous spirit … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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