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ABERCROMBY, JOHN, - A Trip Through the Eastern Caucasus with a Chapter on the Languages of the Country.

. Edward Stanford, 1889. 1st edition. 8vo. xvi, 376 pp. partly uncut. Frontispiece, 6 plates & 15 engraved illustrations in the text and on one folding plate, 2 folding maps and 1 coloured. Complete. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Lightly rubbed cloth covers with a hint of wear to spine ends and corners. There is a thinning in the right lower corner of the title page due to the deletion of a stamp. Partly deleted inscription on the f.e.p. Otherwise book is in good to very good condition. Pages are clean, no foxing. ? The author had a particular interest in local dialects so there is a chapter on the structure and affinities of the seven main languages of the area, but the book is a general account of the countryside and its inhabitants. John Abercromby, 5th Baron Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody (1841-1924) Archaeologist Second son of the 3rd Baron, he succeeded his brother to the title in 1917. He entered the army in 1858, retiring in 1870 with the rank of Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. He served as Vice-President of the Folklore Society and President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. His publications included "A trip through the Eastern Caucasus" (1889); "Pre- and Proto-historic Finns", (2 vols, 1898); and "A study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland" (2 vols, 1912). Dying without male heirs, he endowed the Abercromby Chair of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and bequeathed ca 2,500 volumes, 400 pamphlets on archaeology, ethnology and linguistics, and a substantial body of correspondence and papers, to the University Library.
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 108.5 US$ 127.35 | JPą 14071] Book number F1550

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