New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1887. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. , vi-xix, , 685,  pp. Bound in bright red cloth with the title in gilt on the front board and spine, with decorations in black and silver. Boards with beveled edges, bound with green floral endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with a steel lithograph portrait of the author and several other steel lithographs throughout, two maps and two chromolithographic plates also decorate the text, with several other steel line drawings adorning the text. Samuel Cox was a Congressman from Ohio and New York and served as the ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from the United States from 1885-1886 (Wikipedia, "Samuel Cox"). A gorgeous copy of an important history of U.S. relations with the tail end of the Ottoman Empire. Very near Fine. Item #00007864
A very near Fine book with a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown.