About Persia and Its People: A Description of Their Manners, Customs and Home Life

Rock Island, Illinois: Lutheran Agustana Book Concern, c. 1899. Edition: First Edition. , Binding: Original publisher’s full blue cloth. Gilt title, tooled rules and ornamentation on top cover. Gilt text and ornamentation on spine. All edges speckled. Pasted and free decorative endpapers. , Notes: A fascinating book by a Persian expatriate, living in the United States, about the culture and customs of Persia. The books delves into the role of men and women in Islamic society, food, punishment, marriage, architecture, modes of travelling, social classes, superstitions, foreign relations, Royalty, government, and stories from Persian history. There is writing in period ink on the front flyleaf in English, Persian and Syriac, “From S. K. Nweeya of Oroomiah city Persia”. There is a business card of Mirza S. K. Nweeya on the verso of the top cover. A scholar on Social Life, Religion and Government of Persia and its people at the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons in Indianapolis, Indiana., Size: 8vo (195x135mm). , Illustration: Complete with two frontispiece portraits of the author and his family and numerous photographs of Persian life at the time. , Category: Book Asia Middle East Iran; Book Social Sciences. A fine example of this work. Item #B5512

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