London: John Ollivier, 59, Pall Mall, 1845. Third Edition. Octavo., bound in early Twentieth-Century dark blue calf over marbled paper boards, the spine with raised bands, elaborately decorated in gold, contrasting leather title label lettered in gold, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers Pp [i-v]; vi-xiii] [xiv blank] [blank]  2- 424. With two superb hwo hand-colored lithographic plates by the author, one a folding frontispiece and one inserted within the text. Minor rubbing to binding extremities, a few stray scuffs, a very good, bright copy, with the (fine) original cloth binding sectioned and tipped-in at the rear. A lovely copy. Item #313056
¶ Alexander William Kinglake, 1809–1891, MA Eton,1836; "a contemporary and friend of Thackeray and Tennyson", Lord of the Manor of Saltmoor House, Somerset; M.P. for Bridgewater, Somerset, 1857-69. EOTHEN, subtitled "Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East" in the first and second editions. A popular work of Eastern travel, published anonymously, in which the author describes a journey made in 1834-5 through Syria, Palestine and Egypt together with his Eton contemporary Lord Pollington. After encountering plague in Constantinople, Kinglake traveled to Smyrna, Cyprus, Beirut, the Holy Land, and Jerusalem, before crossing the Sinai Desert to Cairo. Following three weeks in Egypt, he returned north through Damascus and Asia Minor then via Athens, Corfu, Rome, and Turin to London. Kinglake later followed the English Armies to the Crimea, being present at the battle of Alma in 1854. He became acquainted with Lord Raglan, and, at the request of Lady Raglan, undertook to write a history of the campaign. His work THE INVASION OF THE CRIMEA was published in eight volumes, 1863-87.
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