BUCKINGHAM, James Silk (1786-1855)
Travels in Mesopotamia. Including a Journey from Aleppo to Bagdad... with Researches on the Ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and other Ancient Cities. London: Henry Colburn, 1827.
2 volumes, 8vo (223 x 135 mm). Frontispiece, numerous lithographic and wood-engraved illustrations, one folding map. (Hinge starting, a few tape repairs, marginal spotting.) Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards (joint starting, upper cover detached volume one, head of spine chipped with loss volume 2, old tape, worn). FIRST OCTAVO EDITION. A first-hand account of Buckingham's explorations through Asia Minor from Aleppo to Baghdad in 1816. Blackmer 233.