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The English Prisoners in Russia: A Personal Narrative of the First Lieutenant of HMS Tiger together with an Account of his Journey in Russia, and his Interview with the Emperor Nicholas and the Principal Persons in the Empire.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1854. Fourth Edition. - The author served in the Royal Navy, and was taken prisoner during the Crimean War. The HMS Tiger was destroyed in action off the Crimean coast on 12 May 1854, and its crew taken as prisoners to Odessa. This work, dated September, ran through several editions late in 1854. Printed paper covered boards. 4th edition (appearing in the same year as the 1st). xii + 195pp. CONDITION: Boards with some chipping, and are now protected in clear adhesive plastic (neatly applied, but stuck on). Original spine is missing, but the binding is secure thanks to the aforementioned plastic. Pages tanned and spotted with some foxing. Contemporary owner's details to the front pastedown ("Charles Gill 1855") together with a related later inscription ("Given by Charles Gill's Wife to William Gill, August 22nd 1899"). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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