Travels into Bokhara: Together with a Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus (Three volume set)

Burnes, Alexander

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Oxford University Press, Karachi, Delhi, London, etc.; 1975 - Three volumes. Hardcover Very Good saffron colored cloth with bright gold gilt lettering with blue cloth label with title in gold on spines.pp. [xl] [1] 356; [xvii] [1] 473; and [xix] 357 and fold-out map. All volumes have prior owner's signature in neat pen at the topr right corner of front free endpapers. On the bottom right corners of the front free endpapers is a neat small bookseller stamp in purple ink stating Ferozsons Lahore which is a bookstore in Pakistan in 1894. All volumes have some rippling on inside on the pastedowns that appear to have been due to the glue being used in the binding which also resulted in light offsetting on the opposite free endpaper. Bottoms of all volumes have light shelf rubbing. Some light dings along text block resulting in edges of pages with a tough of creasing. Internally clean and bright with strong bindings. All in original dust jackets that have sunned spines, light soiling and creasing to all exposed edges else Very Good. First published by John Murray, London, 1834, the Oxford Press reprint is the fourth edition and part of their "Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints" series - reproduces both the title page of that printing as well as its Preface, the latter augmented by a new Introduction by Major-General James Lunt, C.B.E. Apart from the map, the 8 illustrations found in the 1834 printing are also reproduced: two in the first volume, including the frontispiece; two in the second; and four in the third volume, which features the lithograph portrait of Maharaja Runjeet Singh as its frontispiece this however was not the original frontis as that one was in too poor a condition to copy this fact is stated in the notice that is laid in. Wonderful folding map in third volume as well. Bookseller Inventory # TM007-TRAV

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Published by Oxford University Press, Karachi (1973)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Karachi, 1973. Three volume set. Fourth edition, with a new introduction by James Lunt and an index. Facsimile of the original titlepage in each vol, first published 1834 by John Murray. Hardback. 8vo. (22cm) xl, (2), 356; xvii, (1), 473; xix, (1), 357 pp. 6 plates (one of which is folding) including the frontispieces in vols I and III. Vol III also has the rarely seen Notice slip from the publisher informing us that the original frontis 'Hydrabad on the Indus' has been replaced by a picture of 'Maharaja Runjeet Sing'. Original orange cloth boards with bright blue title label lettered in gilt. Dust-jackets on all vols nice and tidy with perhaps the odd very light crease here and there. Ex.libris Menzies Rice, with bookplate to each vol. A VG set. A classic book or travel and adventure written by one of the most colourful and controversial characters of 19th century British India. It describes Alexander Burnes's journey to Bokhara via Lahore and Kabul in the 1830s NB: AS THIS IS A HEAVY SET AN EXTRA POSTAGE CHARGE MAY APPLY ESPECIALLY IF ORDERING FROM OUTSIDE THE UK. Book. Seller Inventory # 7224

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