PRICE, MAJOR DAVID
Chronological Retrospect, or Memoirs of the Principal Events of Mahommedan History. London: J. Booth et al., 1821
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes bound in 4, 4to (273 x 210mm.), folding hand-coloured engraved map, hand-coloured map mounted on front paste-down of volume 1, tinted lithographs on other front paste-downs, original blind-stamped cloth, volume 2 lacking 225-232pp. (with duplications of 193-200pp. inserted instead), scattered spotting, a few minor tears or repairs, slightly rubbed, sealing wax at foot of spines
David Price was a Welsh orientalist and army officer. "He devoted himself to writing long, leisurely works on Arabian, Persian, and Indian history. Of these the best-known and the most important is Chronological retrospect.. This covers the period from the death of Muhammad to the accession of Akbar" (ONDB).
Frederick F. Cornell, 1848, York, signature; Robert and Maria Travis, book label
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