A Visit to the Camp Before Sevastopol.New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1855 Stock Code: 142750
First edition, attractive account of the Crimean War with an interesting discussion of hospital conditions at Scutari. The author was a New York-born war correspondent who later became Governor of Arizona, and unlike many correspondents managed to catch a glimpse of Florence Nightingale in person. A fragile book and genuinely uncommon: Library Hub traces only five copies in UK; WorldCat adds just four copies in North America.
Octavo Original dark brown combed cloth, covers panel-stamped with repeating octagonal pattern in blind, title and canon vignette gilt to spine, dark green surface-paperendpapers.
Folding single-tint lithographic bird's-eye view map frontispiece, and 7 similar plates of which 2 are double-page, additional lithographic portrait of Florence Nightingale facing p. 182, not called for but often present, tissue guards for the single-pag
A little rubbed, spine sunned, a little ragged on the edges, and chipped head and tail, corners bumped, hinges a little loose as often, modern collector's label verso of the front free, adhesive show-through to recto, split on a fold of the frontispiece repaired with archival tape verso, light browning throughout, remains very good.
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