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WELLSTED, James Raymond.

Travels to the city of the Caliphs,

along the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean including a voyage to the coast of Arabia, and a tour of the island of Socotra.

Stock Code
96798
London, Henry Colburn, 1840
£5,750

Much of this work is based on the travels of Lieut. Ormsby, conveyed to Wellsted verbally or through manuscripts, to Muscat, Gambrun, Bushire, Basra, Bagdad, Damascus and Tripoli, and in the eastern Mediterranean, before retracing his tracks to return to India. The voyage to Arabia and Socotra is Wellsted's own.

Wellsted's short career was almost entirely devoted to surveying and exploration of the Red Sea, Arabia and Oman during a number of expeditions between 1830 and 1837. His death at the age of 37 was attributable to a failed suicide attempt made in the grip of fever while exploring Oman.

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Description

First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 485; viii, 347pp., 2 lithographed frontispieces, folding map in vol. I, original blind-stamped brown ribbed cloth, folding cases, map with tear, repair to front free endpaper in both volumes, rebacked retaining original spine, a very good set.

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