Lot 1206: James Wilson Pierce STORY OF TURKEY AND ARMENIA 1896 Antique Middle Eastern History Eyewitness Accounts Photographic Plates Massacres Genocide Clara Burton Decorative Binding
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Story of Turkey and Armenia
Author: James Wilson Pierce
Publisher: R. H. Woodward Company
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 500 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Advertising "a full and accurate account of the recent massacres written by eye witnesses," this work collects the testimony of missionaries and others regarding organized state-sponsored massacres against the Armenians between 1894 and 1896. The final chapter is dedicated to American nurse and humanitarian Clara Burton (1821-1912), who traveled along with Red Cross expeditions to the Armenian provinces in the spring of 1896.
Condition / Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright silver lettering and decorative design showing crescent moon, onion domes and minaret, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound. The pages show scattered light toning, smudging, and moisture marking. A previous owner's name is written on top and fore-edges, as well as a blank preliminary. The work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates.
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