VILLARI, Luigi. Fire and Sword in the Caucasus.

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VILLARI, Luigi. Fire and Sword in the Caucasus. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1906.

8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; pp. 347, [4, advertisements], numerous plates after photographs; contemporary bookplate inside front cover, occasional spotting, agood copy in the secondary binding variant..
First edition, scarce. Luigi Villari was an Italian historian, traveller and diplomat in various North American cities. His journey into the Caucasus, including the oil fields of Baku, led him into the turmoil of the 1905 revolution, with ethnic cleansing under way and anti-Russian national movements on the march.

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