New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover.
Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignette. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Spine tips and corners rubbed. 8vo; iv, 389,  + 9,  ad pp. Illustrated with folding map, woodcuts. 18 by 11 cm 7.25 x 4.8 inches; 12 scientific papers and 2 editorial appendixes. First American Edition.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #013423
Travels through Russian Caucasus and Armenia to the legendary mountain Ararat, including an account of the ascent includes technical scientific reports. In February 1828, the Russian Empire annexed the historical Armenian province of Erivan (Yerevan) from Persia.
Explorer Friedrich Parrot of the University of Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia) decided to take on the challenge of climbing Ararat. In 1829, he traveled to the Caucasus with an expeditionary team. Accompanied by Armenian writer Khachatur Abovian, he eventually reached the summit of the mountain. His memoir of the expedition, Journey to Ararat, was later published in German in 1834.
The content of Parrot's account is not just limited to Armenia and Mount Ararat. It also contains plenty of fascinating insights on the broader region in the late 1820s.These include impressions of Georgia, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kalmykia, eastern Ukraine, central Russia, and the German colonies of Transcaucasia.
Ref: AGBU, hathi, Neate, 599.