BUCKINGHAM, JAMES SILK. 1786-1855.
Travels in Mesopotamia. Including a Journey from Alleppo to Bagdad ... with Researches on the Ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and Other Ancient Cities. London: Henry Colburn, 1827.
2 volumes. 8vo (212 x 127 mm). xx, 479; vi, 538 pp. Folding map, 2 lithographed folding plates, and 27 wood-engraved plates. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. Half-title lacking, some offsetting to map and folding plates, spines chipped, upper cover of vol 1 detached, others starting.
Provenance: J.M. Rasooli (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION, octavo issue. A quarto edition was issued the same year, but with the wood-engraved illustrations in text rather than as plates. Blackmer 233.