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Lot 133: ANTIQUE 1877 Turco-Russian War Harper's Weekly Double Page

Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc

by The Book Barn

December 1, 2016

Edgewater, FL, USA

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Description: Antique 1877 Woodblock Double Page View of Turkish preparations during the Turkish Russian War. It is suitable for framing. It comes from the May 19, 1877 Issue of Harper's Weekly, along the left side is text relating to this war. In total there are two interior pages of that Harper's Weekly issue. The Image is Titled: "THE WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA & TURKEY—LANDING CAVALRY AT CONSTANTINOPLE." The text gives an overview of the war & its causes. The image measures approximately 12 inches high X 17 1/2 inches wide plus borders. Edges show light handling marks, which will be covered by the mat when framed. Paper is lightly age toned but not brittle. Image is unsigned. Overall the piece is Good plus. The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 was a conflict between the militarily dying Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire along with a coalition of Balkan states composed of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, & Montenegro. It was fought in the Balkans and in the Caucasus, originating in emerging Balkan nationalism. The Russians used it as cover to try to recover territorial losses suffered during the earlier Crimean War, re-establish itself on the Black Sea and—Holy Grail of Russian pressure on Turkey for centuries, capturing a warn water port on the Mediterranean Sea. As a result of the war, Russia succeeded in claiming several provinces in the Caucasus, namely oil rich Kars & Batum—even then it was all about oil. Romania, Serbia, & Montenegro, formally proclaimed independence from the Ottoman Empire. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was also allowed to take over Bosnia & Herzegovina which would led directly—via the assassination in Sarajevo—to the blood bath, AKA WWI, in 35 years. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.

Condition Report: Good Plus Condition

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