The Tricolor on the Atlas; or Algeria and the French Conquest.
From the German of Dr. Wagner and Other Sources.London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1854 Stock Code: 62945
NotesFirst edition. Pulszky was a Hungarian nationalist, Kossuth's ambassador in London, and an exile after 1849, he accompanied Kossuth to America in 1851 as his private secretary. He supported himself by the pen, publishing a number of books in his own right, and undertaking translation work. The present book combines both, "Among the Tourists who have given us an account of the Regency of Algeria, the Bavarian naturalist, Dr.. Moritz Wagner, has distinguished himself by the liveliness of his descriptions, the earnestness of his researches, and the frankness with which he has expressed his views a great portion of his Work having become antiquated, I have condensed his first volume, translated his second, added an account of later events, from the capture of Constantine to the surrender of Abd-el-Kader, and given a general view of the present state of French possessions of the north coast of Africa" (preface). Wagner's book was published Leipzig, 1841.
Octavo. Original red pimple-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panels and publisher's device to the boards, pale cream surface paper endpapers.
Double-page tinted lithographic frontispiece and 3 other similar plates.
A touch rubbed, spine a little sunned, embossed private library stamp to the front free endpaper and contents leaf only.
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