Lot 363 of 627:
Hunter, Narrative of the Late Expedition to Syria 1842  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Narrative of the Late Expedition to Syria, Under the Command of Admiral the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford; Comprising an Account of the Capture of Gebail, Tripoli, and Tyre; Storming of Sidon; Battle of Calat-Meidan; Bombardment and Capture of St. Jean D'Acre

Author:
Hunter, W. P.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Henry Colburn

Date:
1842

Description:

 viii, [4, 301; v, [3], 312 pp. Lithographed frontispiece portraits, map, plan, and five lithographed or wood-engraved plates. (8vo) 19x11 cm (7½x4½")  three quarter red leather and pebbled cloth, gilt spines, marbled edges and endpapers. First Edition.

Hunter was present on board H.M.S. Dido during various scenes of action in the Anglo-Egyptian war in Syria in 1840. A British-Turkish military force invaded Lebanon in September, 1840, in order to force Mehmet Ali to return Syria to Ottoman rule and to abandon his dangerous attempts to partition the Ottoman Empire.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light wear and soiling to bindings with rubbing to extremities, leather worn at corners; vol. 1 front hinge cracked, pp. 131-134 of vol. 2 detached but present, foxing to frontispieces, toning and occasional light foxing throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
281374
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