BADGER, Rev. George Percy.

The Nestorians and their Rituals:


The Nestorians and their Rituals:
with the narrative of a mission to Mesopotamia and Coordistan in 1842-44.
London, Masters, 1851.

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George Badger, East India Company chaplain and Arabist, was sent by William Howley, archbishop of Canterbury, as delegate to the Eastern Churches, and more especially the Nestorians of Kurdistan in 1842 and again in 1850. Apart from his travels in Kurdistan the work contains accounts of visits to Antioch and the Black Sea. The Nestorians exercised a fascination for Anglicans in the nineteenth century from their having been virtually isolated from the rest of Christendom since the fifth century.


First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., (vol.1) [vi], [v]-xxiv, [ii errata], 448pp.; (vol.2) [iv], [iii]-xiv, [ii errata], 426pp., half-titles, 17 lithographed plates, 2 folding maps printed on linen, illustrations in text, modern calf-backed marbled boards gilt, occasional light foxing, a very good set.


Blackmer 62.


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