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LOCHER, Friedrich.
Nach den Oasen von Laghuat.Bern, Haller, 1864. 8vo. With a tinted lithographed frontispiece showing the palace of the khalif in Laghouat and a folding lithographed map of the northern part of Algeria. Contemporary red half cloth.
1820. VIII, 208 pp.Rare first and only edition of an account of a journey to Laghouat in the North of Algeria by the Swiss jurist Friedrich Locher (1820-1911). He was send to Algeria in 1862 to liquidate an inheritance in the country and stayed in the area for three months. As expected from a Swiss jurist he gives a pretty formal account, describing the country and its people, architectural curiosities, etc., but he also includes less formal topics like the drinking of camel's milk. Some spots, but otherwise in very good condition.l Kainbacher, p. 282; Playfair 2598; for Locher: Historisch-Biographisches Lexikon der Schweiz IV, p. 698.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]
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