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JACKSON, John.
Journey from India Towards England in the Year 1797; by a route commonly called over-land, through countries not much frequented, and many of them hitherto unknown to Europeans, particularly between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, through Curdistan, Diarbek, Armenia, and Natolia, in Asia; and through Romalia, Bulgaria, Wallachia, Transylvania, &c. in Europe.
LondonPrinted for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies Strand by G. Woodfall No. 22 Paternoster-Row, 1799. FIRST EDITION. 8vo (20.25 x 12.25 cm). Quarter later turquoise morocco over pale turquoise buckram boards, title gilt to spine on red morocco lettering piece. Map and plates foxed, generally a very good copy. With a folding map and 5 engraved plates by William Cooke. "Jackson's narrative of his journey is straightforward in style, with daily entries describing his party's progress, and observations on the people and places they encountered. Although he advocated greater use of the overland route, he conceded that it was only for the physically hardy, and his description made it clear that the route was potentially dangerous. He advised on how to seek help from the local people and how to travel inconspicuously. Jackson showed himself both curious and flexible in adopting local habits of dress, of wearing beard and moustache, and of eating, drinking, and smoking. The reviewer in the Gentleman's Magazine described the Journey warmly as 'a very useful and instructive guide'". ODNB [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Vendeur: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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