DescriptionG. Muir Mackenzie and A. P. Irby. Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe. London: Bell and Daldy, 1867. First edition. Thick octavo. Contemporary full brown calf. A handsome and sturdy copy in the original binding.
G. Muir Mackenzie and A. P. Irby. Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe. London: Bell and Daldy, 1867.
First edition, Thick octavo. xxxii, 687, [1, glossary] pages. Complete with all twenty-three plates called for in the plate list including four maps (many plates folding and one map in color).
Contemporary full brown calf, covers with double gilt ruled borders, spine densely gilt in compartments, black morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. A handsome and sturdy copy in the original binding.
'Two daring and well educated English ladies, Mackensie and Irby, traveled in the years 1862 and 1863 through a large part of the Balkan Peninsula and published their researches in 1867 in London in one big volume: The Turks, the Greeks and the Slavons. Travels in the Slavonic Provinces of Turkey-in-Europe. By G. Muir Mackensie and A. P. Irby, London, 1867. With Maps etc.
The authors devoted themselves to this work with great eagerness. Making inquiries everywhere directly from the local people, they collected information which they later verified with the consuls and the missionaries. Their conscientiousness and striving for objectivity went so far, as to verify anew the information at Constantinople, where they visited for that purpose the Greek Patriarchate and the representatives of the Bulgarian people in the capitol, whereby they also took into consideration the Greco-Bulgarian church quarrel occurring at that time and which ended in 1870 by the establishment of the Bulgarian Exarchate. The high value attributed to this book by competent readers is evident from the fact that it has been translated to several languages, and that a second English edition was published in 1877 with a preface by Gladstone, the British prime minister" (Datamap).
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