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Abbott, James

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Description

  • Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, during the late Russian invasion of Khiva. London: Wm. Allen and Co., 1843
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (222 x 135mm.), half-title, lithographed plate, large folding map, original blindstamped black cloth, yellow endpapers, vol.1 hinges cracking

Literature

Ghani p.2; Yakushi (1994) A57; not in Wilson

Catalogue Note

"The author was an officer in the Bengal Artillery and was sent on a political mission by the British envoy in Harat to the Khan of Khiva at a time when Russian troops were threatening and the Khan had requested British assistance. An account of his journey to and stay in Khiva, his capture by robbers on the return journey to Harat, and his ultimate escape'' (Ghani).
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