London: Richard Bentley, 1856. First edition. Hardcover. 443 p. Frontispiece folding map. "Detailed description of the month-long excursion to the Crimea of the Money brothers, self-styled 'travelling gentlemen', between 11 August and mid-September 1855. the first part is written by "A" from their arrival until his departure due to dysentery on 1 September; the narrative is continued with much detail on the siege of Sevastopol by George, who leaves two weeks later" (Cross, Anthony: In the Land of the Romanovs, p.222). Presentation copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by George Henry Money to the Marquess of Lansdowne, with his armorial bookplate affixed to the front board. Octavo. Original orange cloth binding, with decorative blind-stamping and gilt titles. Small bookbinder's label (Westleys & Co. of London) to the rear pastedown. Internally crisp and clean. The spine is darkened, with a bit of occasional mild soiling and wear; else very good. Very Good. Item #63305
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