• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

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    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    MORIER, Sir James Justinian (1782-1849). A Second Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, between the years 1810 and 1816. London: Longman [etc.], 1818. 4° (323 x 245mm). Half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 17 plates: 2 line engravings (1 double-page), 15 aquatints (4 hand-coloured, 2 folding, 1 double-page), by Henry Alken, T. Fielding and others after Morier. (Occasional spotting and browning, small ink spots to one plate.) Original drab boards, sometime recased with new endpapers, printed spine label, uncut (extremities rubbed, corners bumped one spine label torn with loss).

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    MORIER, Sir James Justinian (1782-1849). A Second Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople, between the years 1810 and 1816. London: Longman [etc.], 1818. 4° (323 x 245mm). Half-title. 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 17 plates: 2 line engravings (1 double-page), 15 aquatints (4 hand-coloured, 2 folding, 1 double-page), by Henry Alken, T. Fielding and others after Morier. (Occasional spotting and browning, small ink spots to one plate.) Original drab boards, sometime recased with new endpapers, printed spine label, uncut (extremities rubbed, corners bumped one spine label torn with loss).

    FIRST EDITION. Morier's account 'at once took rank as an important authority on a country then little known to Englishmen, and by its admirable style and accurate observation, its humour and graphic power, still holds a foremost place among early books of travel in Persia' (DNB). Abbey Travel II 358; Atabey 837.


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