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EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS, CARRIED ON BY ORDER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1835, 1836, 1837: PRECEDED BY GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTICES OF THE REGIONS SITUATED BETWEEN THE RIVERS NILE AND INDUS. 2 VOL.'S, Chesney, Francis Rawdon

Author Name    Chesney, Francis Rawdon

Title   EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS, CARRIED ON BY ORDER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1835, 1836, 1837: PRECEDED BY GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTICES OF THE REGIONS SITUATED BETWEEN THE RIVERS NILE AND INDUS. 2 VOL.'S

Binding   Full-Leather

Book Condition   Good

Size   4to

Publisher   London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1850

Seller ID   005679

...[Vol.I - xxvii, 799 pgs., Vol.II - xvi, 778pgs.]... VOL. I HAS 30 FULL PAGE PLATES(MOST TINTED) AND 2 LARGE FOLDOUT CHARTS. INCLUDED IN THE PLATES IS THE FRONTIS WHICH IS DOUBLE PAGED. VOL. II HAS 20 FULL PAGE PLATES(TINTED) INCLUDING THE FRONTIS...4 TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL.I, 2 ARE LARGE FOLDOUT, ALSO SEVERAL WOODCUTS...TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL. II...CHESNEY WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO INDIA. "HIS ENERGY, COURAGE, AND PERSEVERANCE WERE UNBOUNDED, AND HIS PURSUIT OF HIS MISSION WAS UNSELFISH AND ZEALOUS AND DEVOTED". IN 1831 HE CARRIED OUT THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY ALONE FLOATING DOWN THE EUPHRATES ON A RAFT. LATER TWO STEAMSHIPS WERE ASSIGNED TO THE EXPEDITION ONE OF WHICH SUNK BEFORE IT WAS COMPLETED...Spines of both volumes have been repaired some time ago ...In leather with original gilt decorated stamped leather boards and original title laid down...Marbled endpapers and marbled textblock...Ex-Lib. from the Newton Free Library. Bookplates in both volumes as well as library stamps at the corners of most plates...Foxing on plate pages only, mostly in the margin areas, as well as some offsetting...Edges worn...Relatively clean very readable with most of the plates intact...A RARE SET... 005679

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Price = 875.00 USD



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