Lot 378: A Short Historical Account of the Crimea - Barker - 1855

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Lot 378: Author: Barker, W.B.; Title: Historical Account of the Crimea by W.B. Barker; Place Published: Hertford; Publisher: Stephen Austin; Date Published: 1855; Description: xvi, 240 pp. 3 tinted lithograph plates, including an additional illustrated title page and folding map. (8vo) original blind stamped blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.Barker was long in the middle east, godson of John Burckhardt, a linguist and orientalist, and at the time of the Crimean war he volunteered his services to the Brtiish army, but died of cholera nine months after completing this book. Condition: Edgewear, hinges cracked; scattered foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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