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A Year Amongst the Persians, 1887-8 – Edward G Browne
A Year Amongst the Persians, Impressions as to the Life, Character and Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months’ Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-8 — Edward G. Browne
Condition : Good.
Time Life (Classics of Exploration Series), 1983, Leather Hardback – Classics – [ix] + 594 (including index) + advts.; 1 fold-out colour map. Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decoration and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Includes loose-leaf explanation of inclusion in the “Classics of Exploration ” series, also includes a loose ex-libris sticker.
An Essential series for any serious collector.
This leather-bound volume has been photographically reproduced from the first edition published in 1893 and thus preserves the historical authenticity of the work.
Account of an exploration of Persia by Edward Granville Browne, which served to enamor him of the country and its people. After this one twelve month journey he became known as a foremost expert on Persia.
The first western academic to meet Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith – an experience which he would recount in a later work. This volume contains many references to The Bab, his followers and his martyrdom, including his miraculously surviving the first volley of a Firing Squad.
It remains as well, outside of the Baha’i context, one of the finest 19th Century travel writings on the people and culture of Persia (present day Iran). The length of time Browne journeyed throughout Persia, and his academic credentials, combine to provide a picture that is both thorough and readable.