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Germany, Bohemia And Hungary Visited in 1837 -Volume 2 only!

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Title:Germany, Bohemia And Hungary Visited in 1837 -Volume 2 only!
Price:GBP£30.00 (about USD$37.30)
Book ID:B009-3293
Publisher:John W. Parker, London, 1839
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Half Leather) with marbled boards
Condition:Fair Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
John W. Parker, 1839, Hardcover (Half Leather) with marbled boards, Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition

George Robert Gleig (20 April 1796 - 9 July 1888) was a Scottish soldier, military writer, and priest. In 1813 Gleig gave up a scholarship to Balliol College to join Wellington's army as an Ensign in the 85th Light Infantry. A year later the young divinity student was sent to the war against the United States, where he fought in five battles (Bladensburg, Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington and Fort Bayo) and was three times wounded; after peace broke out he resumed his scholarship at Magdalen Hall, Oxford in 1816. He took holy orders in 1820. This journal of his travels in 1837, while Chaplain to the Chelsea Hospital, was among many books written by him during a long & fascinating life. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 415 pages. 2 volumes of the 3-volume set. some minor marking inside covers & on 'contents' page. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Number & Initials written in ink inside front cover. Top edge browned with age. Gilt titles spine. Bumping & wear to corners & edges. Library stamps to title & last pages & remains of library label inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel & Places; Germany; Hungary; Bohemia; 19th century; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3293.
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