3 June 2009
MALCOLM, John, Sir. The History of Persia. London: John Murray and Longman and Co., 1815.
2 volumes, 4° (310 x 240mm). With half-titles. Folding map and 22 plates. (Some spotting in the plates.) Contemporary calf by Staggemeier with his ticket, covers with gilt frame, spine gilt, red and green morocco labels (corners rubbed).
FIRST EDITION, IN A HANDSOME STAGGEMEIER BINDING. Malcolm was the first person since Elizabeth's reign to undertake a diplomatic mission to Persia. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. Ghani pp.236-9 ('still worthwhile reading today'). (2)
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