An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea: with the Author’s Journal of Travels from England through Russia into Persia; and back through Russia, Germany, and Holland. To which are added, The revolutions of Persia during the present century, with the particular history of the great usurper Nadir Kouli. Illustrated with Maps and Copper-Plates. / The Second Edition, revised and corrected. / In Two Volumes. / By Jonas Hanway, Merchant. // The Revolutions of Persia: Containing the Reign of Shah Sultan Hussein; the Invasion of the Afghans and the Reigns of Sultan Mir Maghmud and his successor Sultan Ashreff; With the History of the celebrated Usurper Nadir Kouli, from his Birth in 1687, ‘till his Death in 1747; and Some particulars of the unfortunate reign of his successor Adil Shah.  To which is prefixed; A chronological abridgment of the Persian monarchy from its first foundation.

London: T. Osborne, D. Brown, T. and T. Longman, et al. c.1754. Edition: Second Edition, Binding: Contemporary full calf, rebacked expertly, 5 raised bands in 6 compartments, compartments with gilt floral motifs, red and black morocco labels on two and three respectively.
, Notes: Jonas Hanway (1712-1786) was a merchant and philanthropist.  This is the first of several books by this resourceful traveler, best known as the “pioneer user” of the umbrella (Cox).  His trip down the Volga River was fraught with danger, including an armed robbery by bandits in Astrabad (in modern Russia) during a rebellion.  He later received 85% in restitution after the rebellion was quelled and the instigator (a rebel governor) put to death.  Once he returned to London from his trip in 1750, he filled several public positions, had a street in London named after him, and was posthumously honoured by a monument to him in Westiminster Abbey (Cox).  Curiously, Dr. Johnson is said to have harshly rebuked Hanway’s essay criticizing tea-drinking (DNB).
, Size: 4to (202mm x 270mm)., Illustration: Illustrated with 18 plates and 9 fold out maps.
, Volume: Two Volumes, Pages: P. Volume 1. (6), blank, frontis, title, dedications iii-xii, introduction xiii-xvi, contents xvii-xxvii, explanation of plates, 1-460, index (8), (6); Volume 2. (6), blank, frontis, title, blank, dedications iii-viii, contents ix-xx, 1-460, index (14), glossary (4), advertisement (2), (6). , Category: Book Asia Middle East Iran;Book Russia;Book Voyages General;. Plates are clean and crisp. Some light browning to a few of the maps but otherwise a good copy.
. Item #B4049

Edition: Second Edition, Binding: Contemporary full calf, rebacked expertly, 5 raised bands in 6 compartments, compartments with gilt floral motifs, red and black morocco labels on two and three respectively.
, Notes: Jonas Hanway (1712-1786) was a merchant and philanthropist.  This is the first of several books by this resourceful traveler, best known as the “pioneer user” of the umbrella (Cox).  His trip down the Volga River was fraught with danger, including an armed robbery by bandits in Astrabad (in modern Russia) during a rebellion.  He later received 85% in restitution after the rebellion was quelled and the instigator (a rebel governor) put to death.  Once he returned to London from his trip in 1750, he filled several public positions, had a street in London named after him, and was posthumously honoured by a monument to him in Westiminster Abbey (Cox).  Curiously, Dr. Johnson is said to have harshly rebuked Hanway’s essay criticizing tea-drinking (DNB).
, Size: 4to (202mm x 270mm)., Illustration: Illustrated with 18 plates and 9 fold out maps.
, Volume: Two Volumes, Pages: P. Volume 1. (6), blank, frontis, title, dedications iii-xii, introduction xiii-xvi, contents xvii-xxvii, explanation of plates, 1-460, index (8), (6); Volume 2. (6), blank, frontis, title, blank, dedications iii-viii, contents ix-xx, 1-460, index (14), glossary (4), advertisement (2), (6). , Category: Book Asia Middle East Iran;Book Russia;Book Voyages General;.

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