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Ryan, Sir Andrew.:

Published by London: Geoffrey Bles (1951)

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From: Templar Books (GARNDOLBENMAEN, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. The author was the last of the Dragomans to be employed by the British Embassy in old Turkey to advise in its relations with the Sultan's advisors This fascinating autobiography is also a valuable and often highly entertaining record of important events over 40 years. First edition hardback in dust wrapper, red cloth boards, pictorial endpapers, 351 pages, frontispiece of the author, six plates and several in-text drawings. Book is very tidy, wrapper is complete with just some gentle fraying to top edge and slight darkening to spine- now in protective sleeve. A very nice copy. Scarce book, especially in dust wrapper. Near Fine / Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 10352

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Ryan, Sir Andrew

Published by Geoffrey Bles, London (1951)

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From: Dave Shoots, Bookseller (Saint John, NB, Canada)

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Item Description: Geoffrey Bles, London, 1951. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Frontispiece Photo and Others (illustrator). First Published 1951. Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Map endpapers. Primarily an autobiography by the last official dragoman, a British diplomat with various duties as guide, interpreter, translator, and quasi-judge. He served in Istanbul from 1899 to 1914, and later in various capacities. A nuts-and-bolts history of the Middle East through one man's eyes. 351 pp. Very clean book. Bookseller Inventory # 004703

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