Cunynghame, Lieut-Col Sir Arthur Thurlow.
GIFT INSCRIBED by the author to the Duchess of Roxburghe [Lady Anne Spencer-Churchill]. Travels in the Eastern Caucasus, On the Caspian and Black Seas, Especially in Daghestan, and on the Frontiers of Persia and Turkey, During the Summer of 1871.
Publisher: John Murray, London;
Date of Publication: 1872
Stock Code: 5797
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp xvi, 367, , 6 full-page plates including frontis and numerous engraved illustrations in text, 2 gatefold maps. 12pp publisher’s catalogue at end. GIFT INSCRIBED by the author to the Duchess of Roxburghe [Lady Anne Spencer-Churchill]. The engraved plates are by the authors son, Henry Hardinge Cunynghame. Original bottle-green cloth with gilt titles to spine; blind border with foliate corner motifs to boards and gilt vignette of the Brazen serpent of Delphi to upper board; brown endpapers. Cover cloth a little scuffed with minor wear at spine tips and corners. Text block cracked with two or three gatherings a little loose but holding. Prelims partially unopened. The ‘Constantinople’ plate with minor soiling and creasing to edges. A few leaves corner-creased; minor scattered foxing. Damp stain and a couple of small nicks to edge of frontis. Gift inscribed to verso ffep “ To Her Grace the Duchess of Roxburghe with the Best Regards of the Author”. An uncommon book, especially inscribed to such an eminent recipient.
Cunynghame (1812-84) was a much decorated British Army General who fought in the Crimean campaign and South African wars; today he is best-known for his travel writing, based upon his military journeys and his explorations with his son. This tour took the pair up the Danube to Bucharest, Odessa, Astrakhan and Georgia amongst many other destinations, with a mileage table of their journey distances with dates.
Anne Emily Innes-Ker, Duchess of Roxburghe VA OBE (née Spencer-Churchill; 14 November 1854 – 20 June 1923) was the daughter of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, who served in Conservative governments as Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. She served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria. Lady Anne Spencer-Churchill was born on 14 November 1854, in London. She was the fourth daughter of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, who served in Conservative governments as Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and his wife, Lady Frances Vane, daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. Her brother Lord Randolph Churchill later became a Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer. Through him, Anne was the aunt of Prime Minister Winston Spencer Churchill.
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