Lot 46 of 223:
On Horseback Through Asia Minor 2 vols 1877  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$216
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
On Horseback Through Asia Minor

Author:
Burnaby, Frederick Gustavus

Place:
London

Publisher:
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington

Date:
1877

Description:

2 Volumes. xxxii, 352 + 24 ad; xix, [1], 399, [1] pp. Illustrated with 3 folding maps and a mounted photographic portrait frontispiece. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8¾x5½") publisher's green cloth stamped in black with gilt lettering on spine and cover, spine vignettes stamped in black. Second Edition.

Burnaby joined the Royal Horse Guards in 1859, but, when not assigned to active duty, he crafted his own adventures. He ballooned across the English Channel, and traveled in Spain, Asia Minor and Russia. He was wounded, and eventually killed, fighting for the British Empire. "These volumes contain an account of a journey on horseback through Asia Minor..." over five months, and over a distance of 2000 miles. -Preface. Burnaby's A Ride to Khiva is one of the classics in the library of The Great Game.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbing at ends of somewhat leaning spines, light edge and corner wear; front hinge of Volume II repaired, light foxing, a few stains; stubtears to maps; very good.


 
Item number:
284499
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