New York & London: G.P. Putnam & Son, 1887. First Edition, First Printing. A Very Good Hardcover,
Rust colored cloth with titles and decorations in gilt and black. beveled edges; The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with rubbing on the cloth. 8vo; 7.75 inches tall; 381 pages followed by a publisher's catalog. Tissue-guarded frontispiece with 27 additional b/w photographs and drawings. First Edition, First Printing.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #16148
In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed Samuel Cox as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Turkey. Cox served overseas until October 22, 1886.
This book is the diplomat's account of his time in Turkey, particularly a summer in the Grecian islands of Proponis near Istanbul.
Samuel Sullivan "Sunset" Cox was an American Congressman and diplomat. He represented both Ohio and New York in the United States House of Representatives and served as United States Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. During and before the American Civil War, Cox was a moderate member of the Copperhead faction, who supported peace with the South at any cost.