A Journey Through Persia, Armenia, And Asia Minor, To Constantinople, In The Years 1808 And 1809.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, J. G. Barnard. 1812. Edition: First Edition., Binding: Full contemporary mottled calf, expertly rebacked preserving original spine. Decorative gilt framing on upper and lower. Spine with decorative gilt bands, floral motifs, title in gilt on black label., Notes: James Justinian Morier (1782 – 1849) was a British diplomat and author. In 1808 he visited Iran as a secretary to Harford Jones-Brydges, a special British envoy to the Shah, and in 1809, he accompanied the Iranian envoy, Mirza Abul Hasan, to Britain; he published this account of his experiences. “The record of his journey, published in 1812 during his second absence in Persia, at once took rank as an important authority on a country then little known to Englishmen, and by its admirable style and accurate observation, its humour and graphic power, still holds a foremost place among early books of travel in Persia” (DNB). , Size: Quarto (293x233 mm). , Illustration: With 29 plates, including 3 fold-out. With fold-out frontispiece map of the countries between Shiraz and Constantinople, engraved by J. Walker. Lacking plate index with errata on verso. Pg. 302 misnumbered as 230., Provenance: Ex-Libris John Webb Roche., References: Abbey Travel 357; Atabey 837; Prideaux pp. 241, Pages: Blank (2). Frontispiece. Title. Blank. Contents. Blank. Preface (vii – x). Introduction (xi – xvi). P. 1 – 391. Blank. Notes (393 – 408). Appendix (409 – 426). Index (427 – 438). Blank (2)., Category: Book Asia Middle East Iran; Book Voyages General;. A fine example. Pages are clean and crisp. Item #B6734

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