WITH THE TURKISH ARMY IN THESSALY. Clive Bigham.

WITH THE TURKISH ARMY IN THESSALY

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. 130 p. Frontispiece portrait, with eleven illustrations, six folding maps, and three plans, including two folding. First edition, with "presentation copy" embossed on the title page. The long decay of the Turkish Ottoman Empire was one of the great diplomatic problems of the late 19th century. In 1897, Greek perceptions of Turkish weakness in Thessaly, and the agitation of the secret Greek nationalist society Ethniki Etairia, resulted in a brief war, between March and June, in which the highly-trained Ottoman army under Field-Marshal Edhem Pasha, after initial Greek advances, crushed them at the second battle of Velestino. This account was written by the war correspondent who covered the conflict for The Times. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is a trifle faded, with some general edgewear to the boards; otherwise very good. Very Good. Item #63296

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