BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox. Thomas W. Knox.
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox
BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox

BACKSHEESH!; or Life and Adventures in the Orient / With Descriptive and Humorous Sketches of Sights and Scenes Over the Atlantic, Down the Danube, Through the Crimea; in Turkey, Greece, Asia-Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt; Up the Nile, In Nubia, and Equatorial Africa, etc., etc. / Embellished with nearly Two Hundred and Fifty Illustrations, including Forty-Eight full page Engravings, principally executed in London, Paris, and New York, from Photographs and original Sketches. / With Fine Steel-Plate Portrait of the Author / By Thomas W. Knox

Hartford, Conn. D. Worthington & Co., Publishers, 1875. Woodcuts and steel engravings. First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Tall thick 8vo (6 1/4" x 9"), maroon pictorial cloth with elaborately decorated spine having two gilt pictorial rondels & front cover gilt-stamped with Arabs mounted on camels at an oasis, profusely illustrated with about 250 B&W images (48 being full-page engravings including the frontispiece of author with tissue guard), black endpapers, xxxi + 694 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz. Very Good / None. Item #5537

An Extraordinarily broad adventure-travelogiue with exotic locations, striking sights, and unusual episodes by the sometimes humorous world-girdling observant author.

Col. Thomas Wallace Knox (1835 - 1896) was a journalist, author, and world traveler, known primarily for his work as a New York Herald correspondent during the American Civil War. Knox wrote over 45 books, including a popular series of travel adventure books for boys.

Solid copy with moderate wear and faded gilt to spine and front cover; no annotations; uniform age-toning; supple paper with the occasional foxing (notably affecting the steel-engraved frontispiece, tissue guard, and following picture, but seldom affecting other plates or in-text illustrations).

Price: $95.00

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