THIELMANN, Baron Max von. Journey in the Caucasus, Persia, and Turkey in Asia … Translated by Charles Heneage. London, John Murray, 1875.
Two volumes, 8vo. Original green pictorial cloth; pp. xiv, , 308, [4, publisher's catalogue]; vii, , 302, [2, publisher's catalogue, folding map in two colours with author's route in red, wood-engraved plates, one corner a little bumped, occasional light spotting; a very good set with old ownership inscriptions to title-pages..
First English edition of this travelogue of an arduous journey starting in Odessa, through the Caucasus into Persia, crossing from the Caspian Sea into modern Iraq, south of Baghdad, then turning West through Syria to Lebanon. Pages 67 to 281 in volume II are devoted to the journey from Persia to the Mediterranean. Thielemann was secretary to the German embassy in Saint Petersburg. He intended this travelogue to serve as a handbook for travellers of these vast regions and distances.