Owned by Queen Victoria's Private Secretary (1824)

James Justinian Morier

The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

Published: John Murray Second Edition

Date: 1824

original contemporary 19th century half calf gilt binding now shows some edge and corner wear with some rubbing to the board edges - former owners name in ink on the front free end paper of each volume with later former owners bookplates on the front paste down end papers - contents are tight with some foxing in places - front free end paper of volume two pulled and coming loose - some old grubby marks to the text

The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier (3 vols., London, 1824),

The most popular Oriental novel in the English language and a highly influential stereotype of the so-called “Persian national character” in modern times. Former owners name in ink in each volume Hon Captain R Spencer [no further details]. Bookplate present is for Henry and Mary Ponsonby; Major General Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby served as Queen Victoria's private secretary from 8 April 1870 - 1895

Very good


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