Arnold, Robert Arthur
400 - 600 GBP
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- Through Persia by Caravan. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1877
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (210 x 130mm.), contemporary burgundy half morocco, without half-titles to vol.1, edges rubbed
Ghani pp.21-22; Wilson, p.9
UNCOMMON. "From Poland we passed to St. Petersburgh, and from the Russian capital southwards to Astrakhan. We traversed the Caspian Sea from extreme north to south, and landing at Enzelli, rode through the whole length of Persia... Leaving the Caspian Sea early in October, we arrived at the Persian Gulf in February. In March we were in Bombay; in April at Alexandria" (preface). Chapter 10, volume 2, includes "Government in Persian Gulf - The Arabian shore - The Sultan's power in Arabia - Oman and the Ibadhis - Pilgrims to Mecca [etc.]"