Kars And Erzeroum:
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
With the campaigns of prince paskiewitch in 1818 and 1829, and an account of the conquests of russia beyond the caucasus, from the time of peter the great to the treaty of turcoman chie and adrianople. by lieut.-general w. monteith, k.l.s., f.r.s. etc.
8vo. 9 x 6 inches. xvi + 332 pp. + 24 p. publisher's catalogue. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped panels on boards. Deckled edges. Extremities worn and spine sunned with part of title obscured. Stamp stain on left hand edge of frontispiece, just touching corner of the image and occasional scattered foxing. Armourial bookplate of Frederic Silva and advertisement pastedown endpapers. Illustrated by 2 tinted lithograph plates, including frontispiece and by folding map in outline colour. An account of Russia's wars in the Caucasus region and her campaigns against Persia and Turkey. The author, General William Monteith (1790-1864), soldier and diplomat, had been commissioned into the Madras Engineers in 1809. He was involved in the Russo Persian War of 1804-13, the Russo-Persian War of 1826-28 and the immediately following Russo-Turkish War of 1828-29. He relates the campaigns of the Russian General Count Paskevitch, later Prince of Warsaw (1782-1856), who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, including the Battle of Austerlitz and subsequently crushed the Polish uprising of 1831 at the Battle of Warsaw. The Appendix includes a copy of the Treaty of Peace between Russia and Turkey taken from the Annual Register. A very scarce title.
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