Under current restrictions, our shops are closed to the public, but we are still processing online, telephone and email orders as normal.

PULSZKY, Francis.

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
Reserve Ask us a question

First 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.

Confused? Read our glossary


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.


With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details



Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220

ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question


Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book