The History of Persia. From the Most Early Period to the Present Time.: Malcolm, John The History of Persia. From the Most Early Period to the Present Time.: Malcolm, John The History of Persia. From the Most Early Period to the Present Time.: Malcolm, John The History of Persia. From the Most Early Period to the Present Time.: Malcolm, John

The History of Persia. From the Most Early Period to the Present Time.

Malcolm, John

Published by London: John Murray and Longman & Co., 1815
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London: John Murray and Longman & Co., 1815, First Edition. Small folio 32.8 cm. Two Volumes. Volume I: [xii], (2), 644 pp., with fold-out engraved map and 11 plates; Volume II: [vii], (1), 715, (1) pp. with 11 plates. Contemporary burgundy calf with marbled boards, gilt ruling on covers, spine with five raised bands and six compartments: four with ornate gilt, tiles in gilt on burgundy and black Morocco tabs. Marbled end-leaves front and rear to match covers, prior owner s attractive script signature on title page, interiors clean and complete with wide-margin text and only beginning intermittent foxing in a few places. Very Scarce. First edition based on John Malcolm's three diplomatic visits to Persia. While the history provided extends back to the earliest kings known at the time, the most valuable contribution made by this book is its detailed description of the contemporary Qajar dynasty from its outset. Complete with 24 copper engravings on 23 plates including the large folding map of Persia as well as several portraits and views. Howgego II, M7. Ghani 236-239. Wilson 134. Brunet III, 1333. Graesse IV, 350. Schwab 360. Sotheby's, Hopkirk sale, 963. Sotheby's, Burrell sale, 496. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 15.6

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Title: The History of Persia. From the Most Early ...

Publisher: London: John Murray and Longman & Co.

Publication Date: 1815

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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