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LETTRES SUR LE CAUCASE ET LA CRIMÉE. PARIS: GIDE, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR, 1859
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[Gilles, Florent]
LETTRES SUR LE CAUCASE ET LA CRIMÉE. PARIS: GIDE, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR, 1859
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[Gilles, Florent]
LETTRES SUR LE CAUCASE ET LA CRIMÉE. PARIS: GIDE, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR, 1859
4to (279 x 180mm.), 16 plates engraved by P. Blanchard and a folding map, original wrapper bound in, modern green buckram, gilt lettering to spine, pages browned
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The author provides an indepth narrative of his travels, initiated by medical advice, across the Caucasus. His description of the journey from St Petersburg to Athens, which began in July 1858, includes much topographical, ethnological and botanical information about the lands he traverses. The story is told in the form of a series of letters, in a modest attempt to emphasise the personal rather than didactic nature of the work.

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