- Book Title: European Turkey
- Author: W Knighton
- ISBN: MW004192
- Publisher: T.L McElrath & Co New York
- Year Published: 1854
- Our Normal Price: £330.00 GBP ($0.00 USD)
- 10% Discounted Price: £297.00 GBP ($0.00 USD)
- Description: T.L McElrath & Co New York, believed first American edition with preface dated June 1854: self embossed purple/ brown hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: approximately 5 x 7.75inches tall: 216 pages: fold-in map: black and white woodcut illustrations, many full-page including 3 fold-in. Described in the preface as 'an account of European Turkey compiled from the best resources available to the author. He has endeavoured to write dispassionately and without prejudice of institutions, customs, manners, and a state of society totally different from those of Western Europe'. The descriptive and historical account is supported by detailed black and white illustrations. Contents as follows:- Introduction: The Physical Aspect of European Turkey. Chapter 1 : The Turk, His Religion and His Habits. Chapter 2: Constantinople. Chapter 3: The Christians, Jews and Gypsies. Chapter 4: Northern Provinces. Chapter 5: The Eastern Coasts of Turkey. Chapter 6: The Western Provinces of Turkey. Chapter 7: History of the Turks, their Rise. Chapter 8: History of the Turks, continued 1700 -1850. Chapter 9: Origin of the Present War. Chapter 10: The Present Constitution of Turkey. Condition:cover shelf- faded with some wear and rubbing to spine: corners bumped: some division to front end- paper hinge: ownership inscription reading James Fison , Bath 1865: ink scribble to the lower front endpaper together with a small ownership stamp, J Clark. two thirds of of front free end-paper missing: list of illustrations inked in scholarly hand to back end papers: water damage to small area of upper margins pages 7 to 47: overall acceptable and rare .
- Condition: See Above
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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