Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Armenian Bondage and Carnage: Being the Story of Christian Martyrdom in Modern Times

London: Gowans Bros, 1903. Ex-library, first edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 275pp. [1] 22pp. Red cloth boards with gilt ruling on the front cover and spine. Frontispiece photo-portrait of the author. The book is an account of Armenian persecution and massacres under the Ottoman Turks, as recounted by the firsthand experiences of political refugee Rev. Kikor Behesnilian. The initial chapters include a history of Armenia and the Armenian people from the ancient period through the turn of the 20th century, followed by the author's personal memoir. The Behesnilian ultimately family survived the Hamidian massacres of 1890s, and subsequently fled to England in 1899. The book includes b/w photographic reproductions of the author and his family as well as some images of Armenian landscapes and street scenes. The final section consists of publisher's ads, followed by a 22 page extensive and detailed appendix, including economic data, statistics on the massacres and other information detailing the Armenian experience in Turkey.

Binding with rubbing and bumping to extremities. Spine rubbed. Covers with some stains and smudges and scratches. Ink stamps along top and bottom of the book block. Interior front cover with library bookplate. Minor sporadic damp staining throughout. Title page with light damp staining and some markings in pen at the top. Interior back cover with library index card pasted on. Starting at a number of pages including the interior covers. Binding in good-, interior in good+ condition overall. g- to g+. Item #43822

Price: $165.00

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