PARROT, Dr. Friedrich. Journey to Ararat. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, .
8vo. Contemporary fine Eton school-prize binding of full polished calf; spine lettered in gilt on black morocco label, and ornamented in gilt, with raised bands; board ornamented with gilt borders; all edges and endpapers marbled; pp. xii, 375; one folding map of Circassia, Georgia, and Armenia, wood-engravings in the text; school prize inscription to initial blank; some foxing to endpapers and fly-leaves; a very good copy.
First edition in English (a US edition appeared the following year), an attractive bound for Eton by Joseph Zaehnsdorf, the Austro-Hungarian book binder who practiced in London. An important account of the first ascent of Mount Ararat, made in 1829-30 shortly after the Caucasus came into Russian possession after the Russo-Turkish War of 1829-30. Parrot also provides detailed descriptions of Armenia and Georgia, with all their ethnic minorities, including Circassians. Parrot had travelled extensively in the Caucasus as early as 1811. He descended from a German protestant family established in Russia. - One for Boris.
Atabey 925; Blackmer 1257; Neate P13.