CHESNEY (FRANCIS RAWDON) The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, 3 vol. (including plate volume, all published)

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CHESNEY (FRANCIS RAWDON)
The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, 3 vol. (including plate volume, all published)

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CHESNEY (FRANCIS RAWDON)
The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, 3 vol. (including plate volume, all published), first edition, half-titles, 49 lithographed plates (one folding, all but one tinted), 3 folding tables, 13 engraved folding maps in separate slipcase, lacking folding map in pocket of volume one, Cruising Association copy (blindstamp on title, bookplate on front endpapers, gilt name stamp on upper covers, monogram on spine), publisher's cloth, slightly faded, 2 joints split [Atabey 234; Blackmer 337], 8vo, Longman, 1850

Footnotes

  • Chesney was sent to China before he finished writing the history of the expedition and half the manuscript was lost. In 1868 he published Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition, which was not a second edition of the Survey, but the concluding part which was originally lost in China.
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