Turkey And Its Resources:

URQUHART, DAVID.

£3,000.00

Publisher

Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street / James Ridgway and Sons, 169, Piccadilly.

Place

London

Date

1833 / 1835

Item Description

8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Turkey, xv + [i] + 328 pp.; England and Russia, [iv] + 197 + [1] pp. Bound in contemporary half morocco over brown boards; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt lines with contrasting green morocco title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and some foxing of endpapers, preliminaries and, occasionally, margins; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by facsimile of original map, facing p.167. Two scarce titles by David Urquhart (1805-77), Scottish writer, diplomat and Politician, MP for Stafford, 1847-52. An advocate of the Greek cause, he fought in their War of Independence, 1827 and was part of a mission to Constantinople to settle the boundary of the new state with Turkey in 1831. He became increasingly supportive of Turkey and hostile to Russia's intervention in the region, and he was eventually recalled back to Britain. The first title presents a detailed and favourable analysis of Turkish administration and economic resources with an appendix on Greece. The second title, first published 1834, discuses Turkey's overseas relations, especially with Russia, and again takes a strong pro-Turkish line.

[Stock No. 26154]

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