Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England. George Keppel.
Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England
Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England
Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England

Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England

London: Henry Colburn, 1834. New edition. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 8vo. xii. 338pp. vii. 352pp. Three-quarter calf over marbled boards. Title plate with gilt lettering. Embossed and gilt decorated spine. Raised bands. Decorated page edges. Minor age wearing to leather. Corners bumped and worn. Piece of backstrip to head of spine in vol.II loose but attached. Marbled endpapers. Small bookplate of previous owner to inside of front board. Several small stamps of previous owner throughout book not affecting text or plates. Frontispiece in both volumes are hand-colored lithographs. A one-half by two-and a half inch piece of frontispiece page in vol.II. missing, not affecting image. George Thomas Keppel (1799-1891) was a Lieutenant in the British Army. In the early 1820's he was transferred to India and remained there until 1823. These two volumes are an account of his return to England via Bussorah, Baghdad, the ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia, the Western shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney, Novogorod, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Wonderfully illustrated with 3 hand-colored lithographs including frontispieces, in-text wood engravings, one full page color plate as well as on large fold-out map. Tight copies in very good condition. vg. Item #12634

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