A Few Months in The East; or a Glimpse of The Red, The Dead, and The Black Seas.

Forsyth, Joseph Bell.

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8vo. xiv, [1], 181 pp., frontispiece lithograph, 3 lithographed plates with tissue guards, original blind-stamped cloth, lightly soiled, appendix, title gilt on faded spine, 2 leaves loose, from Bath Public Library with usual blindstamps and label verso front cover, shelf reference on spine, John Lovell, Quebec, first edition, 1861.

Synopsis

A Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on title page.
Forsyth, 1802-69, the successful Quebec business man, whose firm prospered in the fur trade and held the monopoly as the East India Company agent, made a leisurely tour of the Mediterranean and Near East in 1860. The Appendix contains his speech of 1858 in favour of a railway to the Pacific.
An account of a journey made by this Canadian author through the Mediterranean to Malta, Egypt, Palestine, Beirut, Tripoli, Smyrna, Constantinople and back to England. The plates are for the following; Jerusalem, Gibraltar, the Sphinx and the Tombs of the Caliphs.
Bibliographical References: Not in Blackmer or Atabey, Bevis p. 73.

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