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Conquest Of Turkey 1878 First Edition Illustrated Map Russo-turkish War Balkans For Sale
The Conquest of Turkey; or, The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, 1877-78
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURKEY, INCLUDING THE CAUSES OF THE WAR. FULL ACCOUNT OF THE TERRIBLE BULGARIAN MASSACRES. GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF THE TWO EMPIRES, THEIR RACES, SOCIAL CUSTOMS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,, ETC.; AND UNFOLDING THE GREAT COMMERCIAL, POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS INTERESTS AFFECTED BY THE WAR. THE RESULTS OF THE WAR, ETC., ETC., TO WHICH IS ADDED BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE LEADING ACTORS IN THIS GREAT DRAMA. PREPARED WITH GREAT CARE FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC AND OFFICIAL SOURCES,
By Dr. L.P. Brockett (American, 1890-1823) and Hon. Porter B. Bliss (American, 1838-1885)
Philadelphia: Hubbard Bros., publishers. Printed in Philadelphia by the Franklin Printing House
(1 8 7 8) [First Edition]
Publishing Specifics: Citation: OCLC #2211130, no subsequent printings stated. Collation: [frontis] 768pp. + 63 plates + map; 6 1/4”x 9” octavo; gilt and black stamped red cloth beveled hardcover.
Condition:Fair. Square, tight, generally clean in & out, hinges cracked but holding quite well, a few small cloth chips, spotting, map torn and chipped but good candidate for restoration, bookplate for L. G. Chase (publisher of The Republican) Carthage, N.Y., mild overall toning, no missing or loose pages, no large page tears, foxing or markings
Description:Uncommon First Edition of this large, well illustrated history of Russia and Turkey and the final Russo-Turkish War, featuring detailed illustrations throughout, a folding color map, in a victorian era decorated binding with all edges gilt, published immediately after the short, but historically impactful conflict, and printed at the (Benjamin) Franklin Printing House in Philadelphia. “The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 was a conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox coalition led by the Russian Empire and composed of several Balkan countries. Fought in the Balkans and in the Caucasus, it originated in emerging 19th-century Balkan nationalism. Additional factors include the Russian hopes of recovering territorial losses suffered during the Crimean War, re-establishing itself in the Black Sea and supporting the political movement attempting to free Balkan nations from the Ottoman Empire.
As a result of the war, Russia succeeded in claiming several provinces in the Caucasus, namely Kars and Batum. The principalities of Romania (which was also forced by Russia to cede the Budjak region of the Danube delta, in spite of an existing treaty of alliance between the two countries), Serbia and Montenegro, each of which had had de facto sovereignty for some time, formally proclaimed independence from the Ottoman Empire. After almost five centuries of Ottoman domination (1396–1878), the Bulgarian state was re-established as the Principality of Bulgaria, covering the land between the Danube River and the Balkan Mountains (except Northern Dobrudja which was given to Romania) as well as the region of Sofia, which became the new state's capital. The Congress of Berlin also allowed Austria-Hungary tooccupy Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom to take over Cyprus.” Read much more here.
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