Journey to Kars - Philip GlazebrookViking, 1984, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Between Semlin on the river Sava’s Austrian bank and the fortress of Belgrade — under Turkish suzerainty — lay, for much of the nineteenth century, the frontier between Christendom and Islam. Here, for many Englishmen embarking with baggage and servants and English saddles and English guns, the adventurous journey into the Sultan’s realms began. ‘There was something solemn in the ceremony of departure’ wrote one, of his crossing in 1836, ‘for once gone there was no returning; it was like quitting the living for the dead; and as I shook hands with my last two friends, and got into the frail punt-like boat, I could not help thinking of Charon and the river Styx.’
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 245
Cover Art By: Judith Gordon
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