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The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (Out of Print)
by Morier, James
Book ID: A8469, A8469
London: Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., 1897. Later Printing. Hardcover. Large 8vo. xxviii, xxa, 624pp. Maroon cloth with gilt illustration to upper board and spine, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt. Frontis portrait of author w/ tissue guard, b&w illustrations, endnotes.
The author James Justinian Morier (1780-1849) was a British diplomat who spent many years in Iran, about which he wrote a number of works, both fiction and non-fiction. "The Adventures of Hajjî Baba of Ispahan" (first published in 1824) is his most famous, and the first of his "Haji Baba" series - it is said to be so accurate in its detail that translations of the work into Persian are widely counted as outstanding examples of the local literature. This Lawrence & Bullen edition is considered one of the best, illustrated with reproductions of important Persian works of art, and with added useful notes on Persian life and culture.
Spine a bit faded and a little discoloured, spine slightly cocked, slightly shaken with some loosening of both hinges, endpapers split at inner hinges. Corners and spine ends bumped and a little chafed, bookplate on pastedown, endpapers unevenly browned, pages lightly browned - particularly at outer margins, page edges darkened and lightly chipped. Overall an unmarked near VG copy.
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