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holmes, william richard
Sketches on the Shores of the Caspian , Descriptive and Pictorial PB 1845 Rare
1845. Excellent considering the age. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Store to your Favorites We do not insure our books if you need insurance please let us know additional charges applies Follow us on Facebook "Matin Fine Art" This is a very rare copy selling on other site for $1700 plus Sketches on the Shores of the Caspian, Descriptive and Pictorial by HOLMES, William Richard 1845. 8vo in one ,Original. xiii, 412 pp. Four tinted lithographic plates and four woodcuts in text, all after drawings by the author.. fresh and very good on the exterior. First Edition of the author's first and apparently only book. The youthful author spent six months touring Persia as part of an excursion headed by his cousin, the English consul at Erzeroom. His account of his observations and experiences is wonderfully detailed, but there's no doubt that he was a dreadful prig: his concluding opinion upon departing from Persia was that it is is "a very pleasant and interesting country for a six months' tour, but by no means sufficiently agreeable for me to adopt it for a prolonged residence." A very uncommon work, and unknown to Abbey, who lists only three titles related to Persia. [Attributes: First Edition]
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