A Journey From India To England Through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, And Prussia, In The Year 1817
Johnson, John, Lieutenant Colonel
Price: 2200.00 USD
London: Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown, 1818. 376 pages. 29.5 x 23.5 cm. 13 engraved plates, five are hand-colored aquatints. The author served 35 years in India prior to his travels here recorded. The trip entailed a sea voyage to Muscat, onward through Persia where he was received by the King; thence to Georgia and Russia, west to Warsaw and ending in Prussia. Johnson presents detailed observations of local life and customs, and a detailed account of his traveling expenses from Bombay to London. ABBEY TRAVEL 518. TOOLEY 284. Overall generally clean, modest plate offsetting, a few dampstains bottom gutters and occasional areas of bottom margins, small hole and staining foot of preface not affecting text. First edition. Orig. contemporary calf, rebacked, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good.