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The Road to Oxiana
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, blue top-stain. Frontispiece and 15 plates. Spine faded, a little scuffing to extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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