William H. Seward's Travels Around the World. with Numerous Illustrations.

By: Seward, Olive Risley (Editor); Seward, William H.

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First edition. Boards rubbed, joints weakening, spine base discolored, front & end matter foxed. 1873 Full-Leather. xii, 788 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 3/4. 8vo. Eight pages of publisher ads bound in after text. Includes fold-out map. Original beige full leather, black leather spine panel, gilt titles & rules, marbled page ridges & endpapers. Numerous engravings (about 200) throughout text. Extensive journals of Seward's exploits in the United States, Canada, the Pacific Ocean, Japan, China, Chochin China, the Eastern Archipelago, the Straits of Malacca, Ceylon, British India, Egypt, Palestine, Athens, Constantinople, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and England. William H. Seward is best known for initiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia, which at the time was criticized by most, and called 'Seward's Folly'. He was New York's twelfth governor, and served as Secretary of State for both Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.

Title: William H. Seward's Travels Around the World. with Numerous Illustrations.

Author: Seward, Olive Risley (Editor); Seward, William H.

Categories: Europe, Asia, Early Imprints,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1873

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2134740

Keywords: HISTORY TRAVEL TRAVELOGUES WILLIAM H SEWARD SEWARD'S FOLLY SECRETARY OF STATE,