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A tour to Sheeraz

by route of Kazroon and Feerozabad; with various remarks on the manners, customs, laws, language, and literature of the Persians. To which is added a history of Persia, from the death of Kureem Khan to the subversion of the Zund dynasty.

Stock Code 98876

London, Cadell & Davies, 1807

Original price $2,188.00 - Original price $2,188.00
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$2,188.00
$2,188.00 - $2,188.00
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A member of the Bengal Civil establishment, Edward Scott Waring (1783-1821) travelled in some style Persia in 1802-3 with a retinue of ten servants. He was a keen observer of Persian society and customs, as well as of the Wahhabis, whilst his book is also important as it constitutes one of the first attempts to introduce Persian poetry to the west. He was read by Byron and Coleridge amongst others.

Originally published in an extremely rare edition of 1804 at the Courier Press in Bombay.

First London edition, 4to, xiii, [iii], 329 pp., engraved frontispiece, engraved plate, spotting to final four leaves, contemporary green half calf over cloth sides, joints repaired, label defective, a very good copy.
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