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TRAVELS IN CIRCASSIA, KRIM TARTARY, Etc. Including a steam voyage down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople and round the Black Sea, in 1836.
Henry Colburn, Great Marlborough Street London. 1837 - First Edition. Two Volumes 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. Vol.I, frontis. + xxxvii + [i] + 355 + [1] pp. Vol.II, frontis.+ xiii + [1] + 425 + [1] pp. Illustrated with two hand-coloured frontis plates and two uncoloured lithographic plates, and 16 wood engraved vignettes, including tittle pages with two large folding maps. Bound in recent handsom half calf with marbled boards. Spine divided into compartments by raised bands and decorated gilt with red morocco labels. Vol.I, some browning of title page and lithograph; vol.II, staining to lower edges of three pages, including frontispiece and title page and to one plate. The book contains an account of a voyage down the Danube from Vienna to the Black Sea, to Stamboul, Constantinople. and the author's extensive travels in the lands bordering that sea. These include visits to Krim Tartary (the Crimea,) and to Circassia, the Adyghe Republic and the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic. Circassia is a Caucasian region now known as Cherkassia Russia, its inhabitants generally call themselves Adyghe. At the rear of volume one is a vocabulary of words and phrases, in English and Tartar. There are also 6 pp. musical notations and words (of Circassian melodies). An account of great historical significance and now scarce in the original edition. TRAVEL RUSSIA 19TH CENTURY TRAVEL EASTERN EUROPE TRAVEL
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