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Travels in Circassia, &c. including a Steam Voyage Down the Danube, From Vienna to Constantinople and Round the Black Sea, in 1836.

Spencer, Edmund

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ISBN 10: 0576033197 / ISBN 13: 9780576033190
Editorial: Henry Colburn, 1971
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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xxxvii, 355; xiii, 425p. 2 vols. Gregg Reprint, Reprinted in 1971. N° de ref. de la librería 11129

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Título: Travels in Circassia, &c. including a Steam ...

Editorial: Henry Colburn

Año de publicación: 1971

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LETTER XIX. i MOUNT BULGURLU--SPLENDID PROSPECT--REFLECTIONS TURKISH ILLUMINATIONS SERAGLIO --MILITARY SCHOOL CADETS YOUNG KABARDIAN--RUSSIAN TRIUMPH. Before leaving Constantinople, I once more ascended Mount Bulgurlu, to the beautiful chiosk of the Sultan ; and however much we may admire the scenery, while wandering in the environs of this most picturesque capital, it is assuredly from that spot we can best appreciate its splendour. Bulgurlu is scarcely two English miles from the superb Scutari, and is not difficult of access, donkeys and ponies being always in attendance for the accommodation of the traveller. How often, from that elevated situation, have I watched the rising and setting sun, as it poured its golden light over a landscape replete with every charm which could enter the imagination of a poet or an artist,--a landscape which memory will ever recal as the ideal of beauty, and which is, I believe, universally conceded by all travellers, possessed either of taste or feeling, to be one of the finest in the world, whether we regard the materials composing it, or their felicitous combinations. When tired of viewing the majestic panorama of Stamboul, its suburbs, and the glassy bay of the Golden Horn, we have only to look a little to the left, and gaze with delight upon the sea of Marmora, tranquilly sleeping like an immense lake; over whose shelving banks rises the lofty range of the snow-crowned Olympus, the councilchamber of Homer's conclave of the gods. Nor are these the only imposing features in this vast amphitheatre; for, by turning to the right from the sublime scenery of Asia Minor, you have the less grand but infinitely more lovely Bosphorus, winding its way like a stately river to the distant Euxine, through a succession of pictures made up o...

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