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FRANCKLIN, William

Observations made on a tour from Bengal to Persia

in the years 1786-7. With a short account of the remains of the celebrated palace of Persepolis; and other interesting events.

Stock Code
102584
London, T. Cadell, 1790
£950

Originally published in Calcutta. 'The author was an officer of the Bengal Establishment sent to Shiraz for an eight months assignment. An important book in the growing interest of Orientalism. There are numerous references to Hafez (Francklin's book was read by Byron amongst others). The book is also important for the retelling of comments the author had heard about Karim Khan Zand'. (Ghani).

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Description

Second (first London) edition. 8vo, viii, 351 pp., ads to verso of last leaf, Contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked, red morocco label, lightly rubbed, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Ghani 138.

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