Three Voyages in the Black Sea to the Coast of Circassia; Including Descriptions of the Ports, and the Importance of Their Trade with Sketches of the Manners, Customs, Religion

Three Voyages in the Black Sea to the Coast of Circassia; Including Descriptions of the Ports, and the Importance of Their Trade with Sketches of the Manners, Customs, Religion

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...bar at the edge of it, and we cast anchor in six fathom water. The heavy roll of the sea, united with the violence of the wind, prevented our landing. A Turkish bark, however, came out to hail us, and returned the next day with the Limane Rets (the harbour-master) to take us to the Pacha. His invitation was somewhat abrupt. I thought our appearance had excited suspicion amongst the inhabitants of Anapa, who, for the first time, witnessed the arrival amongst them of a Frank vessel, and the insurrection of the Greeks, and the interest which they imagined the Russians took in its progress, made them regard every stranger as a spy, or ever the leader of a hostile force. In order that I might visit Anapa, and the coasts of Asia Minor, the Charge d'Affaires of the King at Constantinople had only obtained for me the finnan of a Boziriane, or merchant, as the Sultan only granted at that time to Russia and to France the right of having Consuls. I was provided, therefore, with but a very inefficient title to dispel the suspicions of the Anapalists. The sea having somewhat subsided, it became possible for our bark to land me, and I was immediately surrounded by inquisitive Turks and Circassians. I was immediately conducted to the Pacha, whose house, a miserable barrack, was situated at the southern extremity of the fortress. In order to reach the hall of audience, I was obliged to pass through a sort of corridor, narrow, muddy, and dark, at the end of which a curtain before the door was raised, and the Ghiaour was announced. The Pacha received me seated on a sofa, enveloped in pelisses, and showing no other vestige of human forms than a head adorned with a long white beard, in the middle of which the amber head of a pipe reposed on his lips. After having...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 130g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669541
  • 9781236669544