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Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, 1810

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Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, 1810

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Stewart, Charles (translator.) THE TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, IN ASIA, AFRICA, AND EUROPE, DURING THE YEARS 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, AND 1803. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, IN THE PERSIAN LANGUAGE. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810. 8vo, 2 vol. Engraved portrait frontis, [24], 320; 418 pp. 1/2 calf over marbled boards, boards heavily rubbed, spines with chips, one with tear and lifting away, both rubbed, all intact. Contents with moderate foxing (very light in some areas, heavier in others.) Good+. Provenance: With small, engraved armorial bookplate of Courtown to pastedowns. ************************* FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. "I believe this is the first time the genuine opinions of an Asiatic, respecting the institutions of Europe, have appeared in the English language" – (Charles Stewart, Preface.)
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Stewart, Charles (translator.) THE TRAVELS OF MIRZA ABU TALEB KHAN, IN ASIA, AFRICA, AND EUROPE, DURING THE YEARS 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, AND 1803. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, IN THE PERSIAN LANGUAGE. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810. 8vo, 2 vol. Engraved portrait frontis, [24], 320; 418 pp. 1/2 calf over marbled boards, boards heavily rubbed, spines with chips, one with tear and lifting away, both rubbed, all intact. Contents with moderate foxing (very light in some areas, heavier in others.) Good+. Provenance: With small, engraved armorial bookplate of Courtown to pastedowns. ************************* FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. "I believe this is the first time the genuine opinions of an Asiatic, respecting the institutions of Europe, have appeared in the English language" – (Charles Stewart, Preface.)

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