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ALEXANDER, Captain James Edward.

Travels to the seat of war in the East,

through Russia and the Crimea, in 1829. With sketches of the Imperial Fleet and Army, personal adventures, and characteristic anecdotes.

Stock Code
95810
London, Henry Colburn, 1830
£1,250

Having served with the East India Company, Alexander (1803-1885) was aide-de-camp to Colonel Kinneir, British envoy to Persia, and was present with the Persian army during the war of 1826 with Russia, receiving the Persian order of the Lion and Sun. On 26 October 1827 he was gazetted to the 16th Lancers. He went to the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish War of 1829, and received the Turkish order of the Crescent.

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Description

First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxii, 308; xii, 327, [i] pp., folding engraved map, 14 plates (3 hand-coloured aquatints) including a sheet of music, wood engraved illustrations in text, contemporary half calf gilt, morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, an excellent set.

Bibliography

Abbey (Travel), 229; Prideaux 325.

Stock ID:95810

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