By Patrick Tyler
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This travelogue was once released in 1876 and comprises notes of a vacatin travel within the Autumn of 1876. precis from the Preface: the subsequent pages include a list of impressions got in the course of a trip within the autumn of 1876 via Russia, the Caucasian international locations and the Turkish empire. they're first impressions merely, for which no worth may be claimed other than that which belongs to impressions shaped instantaneous, and (as the writer trusts) and not using a prejudice in favour of both of the states that are now contending within the areas right here defined.
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