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WALPOLE, Frederick.

The Ansayrii, (or Assassins,)

with travels in the further east, in 1850-51. Including a visit to Nineveh.

Stock Code
102685
London, Bentley, 1851
£1,500

An account of journeys made in the Ottoman possessions in 1850-51, with the primary intention of exploring the mountain strongholds of an Ismaili sect known as the Ansayrii, or Assassins, between Safyta and Nahr El Kebir (Northern Lebanon and Syria). The book includes a detailed description of the Ansayrii, their customs and way of life. There are also descriptions of Asia Minor as far north as Trebizond.

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First edition, 3 vols, 8vo, engraved frontispiece to each volume, original reddish brown blind-stamped cloth gilt, spines faded, an excellent set.

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