Travels through the Crimea, Turkey, and Egypt; Performed during the Years 1825-1828: Including Particulars of the last Illness and Death of the Emperor Alexander, and of the Russian Conspiracy in 1825.
Author: Webster, James Year: 1830 Edition: First edition Publisher: London; Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley Category: Asia West & South Price: € 1,500.-
Rebacked, 8vo., 2 volumes; Vol. I: pp. xii, ccxii, 162, 2 and Vol II: pp. viii, 435.
Original boards, borders richly gilt tooled. Spine richly gilt tooled as well with 5 raised bands and the titles in the second and the fourth compartment. Original marbled free end pages preserved.
Boards rubbed, upper board-edge of Vol. II bumped and very light foxing to some of the plates. A small stain on the fore-edge of the last pages of Vol. II, not bleeding into the margins of those pages.
These volumes together contain 7 aquatint plates h.t. by Newnham and 9 vignettes and hence are complete as per the list of illustrations.
Volume I is mainly dealing with Europe and Turkey, while volume II almost entirely is devoted to Egypt, with a smaller part dealing with Arabia.
Abbey Travel 360, Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 322.