London, South Kensington
25 November 2014
TURKISH WAR – An Authentic Narrative of the Russian Expedition against the Turks by Sea and Land... Compiled from several Authentic Journals, by an Officer on board the Russian Fleet. London: for S. Hooper, 1772. 8° (208 x 129mm). With the errata. Three folding engraved plates. (Some tears at the folds in the plates, some light offsetting in the plates, some browning in the margins of the first and last leaves.) Later half calf, red morocco spine label.
FIRST EDITION, complete with all three plates, of this account sometimes attributed to Samuel Greig. Rare: AE and ABPC record only one copy at auction in over 30 years. Two issues are known: with and, as here, without a postscript beginning at page 161. Not in Atabey.
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