LETTERS FROM THE BLACK SEA DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, 1854-1855. Admiral Sir Leopold George Heath, K. C. B.

LETTERS FROM THE BLACK SEA DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR, 1854-1855

London: Richard Bentley, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. 246 p. Frontispiece portrait, with seven plates (eight called for), including three folding, seven textual illustrations, and two folding facsimiles. "Forty-six letters, dating from 10 April 1854 to 14 September 1855, were sent by Admiral Sir Leopold (1817-1907), serving in the Black Sea, initially as captain of HMS Niger, and, after a period ashore at Balaklava (27 October-8 November 1854), as captain of HMS Sanspareil. Away from the Crimea between 3 February and 12 March 1855, he returned as agent of transports, before leaving for England in November" (Cross, Anthony: In the Land of the Romanovs, p.187). Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Closed tear to the folding plate opposite p.170. The half-title has been excised, and the hinges are just starting. The spine is darkened a bit, with some wear to the corners and tips, including a nick to the spine head. Good. Item #63343

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