Book Description

First editions. Quarto. First journey: pp xvi (-[i-ii), 438. Bound without half-title, and the list of plates which follows the introduction (as often). Folding map frontispiece, and 28 further attractive plates, showing coastal views, antiquities, map of Tehran, Persian on horseback, route back to Amasya, and so on. Second journey: pp xix (i) (-i-ii). Half-title not bound in. Frontis, and eighteen further plates, as listed, including four hand-coloured, and 47 illustrations to text (Sculptured rock at Shapor bound opposite page 50). Bound in attractive uniform near-contemporary half-calf on marbled boards, contrasting labels, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of S E Widdrington, Newton Hall to front paste-down of both volumes. A most attractive set. WITH ALS TIPPED INTO THE FLYLEAF OF THE SECOND JOURNEY, reading Dear Sir William Pray accept my grateful thanks for your very valuable book, & permit me to request your acceptance of my second volume. I have not a new copy by me, but to you who do not merely look at a book, that surely can cause no difficulty; Yours truly [signed] James Morier, Charles St, 20 May [?]. Author signed copies of Morier are rather rare on the market. Altogether a most attractive set of one of the most insightful of all the Near Eastern travel books.
Author MORIER, J.
Date 1812
Binding Hardcover
Publisher London: Longman, Hurst etc.
Condition Good

Price: £2450.00

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