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    Johnson, John, Lieutenant-Colonel. A Journey From India To England Through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, And Prussia In The Year 1817. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. Krown & Spellman retail: $800. 4to. x,376pp. Modern red cloth, title gilt on spine, Frontispiece had old cello-tape repair on margin and has broken loose; 19th c. stamps "Mercantile Library of Philadelphia." Some soiling, foxing, off-setting from plates. 13 aquatint plates (5 hand-colored). From the Krown & Spellman Collection. In 1817 Johnson, who had lived most of his life in India, and his companion Captain Salter decided that they would travel to England by land. The Napoleonic wars were at an end and peace was the rule in Persia and Europe. Further, the successes of the English had left a favorable impression with many people and the British uniform was respected. This book is based on Johnson's journal of their travels. It is filled with observations on local life and customs as well as the adventures of the traveler. Johnson supplies the reader with tables of expenses and distances, and writes about points of interest along the way for the traveler who would like to copy their travels. NSTC 2J8487. Abbey, Travel,518. Wilson, Persia,111. Lowndes 1215. Tooley 284. Prideaux 341.

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