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The Cross and the Crescent, or Russia, Turkey and the Countries Adjacent

Author: Brockett, L.P. (1820-1893)
Price: $44.00
Publisher Location: Philadelphia
Publisher: Hubbard Bros
Year Published: 1877
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Decorative Cloth
Edition: First Edition
Original orange cloth with gilt and black cross and crescent design on the front board, elaborate black vine with gilt title on the spinee. Slight wear at the corners and spine ends only. Hinges tight. Very clean inside with no prior owner marks. First four chapters on Russian history political and social life.Then chapters on Turkey, Roumania and Servia (Serbia), ,Montenegro and Greek Independence, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and the threat of war. The folding map at the rear shows the Turks right up against the Austrian Empire, occupying almost all of the Balkans. A useful prism given the continuing tensions of race and religion. Overall, very good plus.
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