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Persia and Turkey in Revolt
London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1910. Octavo. Original dark red linen, pictorial black-stamped cover, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. 120 black and white illustrations and maps. Jacket nicked, chipped along extremities. A fine copy in rare jacket. First edition, first impression. Fraser spent 1909 as Special Correspondent for The Times. He devotes several chapters to experiences and thoughts about Mesopotamia and Syria. "The author's trip takes place after the shelling of Parliament by Colonel Liakhoff as ordered by Mohammed Ali Shah. There was considerable encouragement from M. de Hardwig, the Russian minister who soon left Iran, but later, from his post as minister to Hungary, encouraged Mohammed Ali Shah to invade the country in 1911 when the latter had been deposed and was living in Europe" (Ghani pp. 139-40).
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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