Personal Narrative of Travels in Babylonia, Assyria, Media, and Scythia, in the Year 1824. TWO VOLUMES.

Keppel, Captain George.

Book ID: 30787


8vo. xii, 338 pp / vii, 328 pp., 1 folding map hand-coloured in outline, 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates, of which 2 are frontispieces, nine wood engraved illustrations (correct as list), modern cloth with morocco title labels to spines, title gilt, top edges gilt, ink ownership stamp verso folding map, scattered foxing to end leaves, faint inscription at top of title page of volume 2, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Bookplate of Andrew Morrison verso front covers, remain untrimmed, Henry Coburn, London, third edition, 1827.


The first edition appeared earlier in the same year under the title Personal Narrative of A Journey From India To England. Keppel served in the 14th Foot. He was present at Waterloo and also served in the Ionian Islands, Mauritius, the Cape and India. He returned to England overland in 1823/4 and it is this journey he describes here.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 908; Not in Abbey.

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