London, South Kensington
22 September 2005
SYKES, Ella C. Through Persia on a Side-Saddle, London: A.D. Innes & Company, Ltd., 1898. 8° (226 x 145 mm). Frontispiece and 31 half-tone illustrations, coloured folding map (light soiling). Original green cloth, gilt (lower hinge starting, light rubbing, short tears at spine caps). FIRST EDITION. Ella Sykes spent three years travelling with the British Frontier Commission, and her brother Percy, who was to open the first British Consulate in Kerman. "As I believe that I am the first European woman who has visited Kerman and Persian Baluchistan, my experiences may perhaps interest other women who feel the 'Wanderlust' but are unable to gratify their longing for adventure" (preface).
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