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A Narrative of a Journey into Persia, and Residence at Teheran; Containing a Descriptive Itinerary from Constantinople to the Persian Capital,
London: W. Wright, 1820. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. xvi,402pp. followed by a 2pp publisher's catalogue. Contemporary half calf; spine with simple gold rules, red leather lettering peice, gilt, marbled paper boards, Hand-colored frontispiece of the interior of a Harem; folding map. The map has an unobtrusive repair of a short marginal tear (no loss). The map, endpapers and frontispiece are lightly soiled, board papers and edges generally worn and rubbed; else a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Gregory Crace, and with an inscription on a preliminary blank: "To Emily Patan from her affectionate husband J. F. Patan. Calcutta 1826." First edition in English of these letters written by Joseph Michel Tancoigne during his voyage to Persia between 1807 and 1809, as a member of the French embassy of the general Gardane, the first of the three French embassies to Persia in the nineteenth century. First published in Paris under the title "Letres sur la Perse et la Turquie d'Asie" in 1819.
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