Lot 1184: Laurence Oliphant THE RUSSIAN SHORES OF THE BLACK SEA IN THE AUTUMN OF 1852 1853 Antique History Color Plate Fold-Out Map Textual Figures
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852 with a Voyage down the Volga, and a Tour through the Country of the Don Cossacks
Author: Laurence Oliphant - Laurence Oliphant was a British author, traveller, diplomat, and mystic. Best known for his 1870 satirical novel "Piccadilly," he spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris. Oliphant was Member of Parliament for Stirling Burghs.
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
City: Edinburgh / London
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/380 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is the second edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is light external rubbing and toning. The binding is solid. the pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal smudging/foxing. The work includes a color plate, a fold-out map, and numerous textual figures.
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