Travels in Mesopotamia.

London: Henry Colburn, 1827.

Price: $1,500.00

About the item

First edition. Frontispieces, folding engraved map, 2 folding lithographic plates, 25 wood-engraved plates. [i]-xx, [1]-479; [iii]-vi, [1]-102, *99-*102, 103-538 pp. Vol. I issued without half title; vol. II bound without half-title. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half green morocco gilt, cloth sides, marbled endsheets, edges marbled. Stencil owner’s mark on verso of title, Gill motto, boar with dexter forepaw on crescent, initials T.G. Handsome copy. Atabey 163; Blackmer 233.

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Account of Buckingham’s travels in Ottoman lands in 1816, in Asia Minor and from Aleppo to Baghdad, with discussion of the ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. Includes a lengthy appendix dealing with Buckingham’s legal travails with W.J. Bankes.