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Auction archive: Lot number 79

FRASER, James Baillie (1783-1856).

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$594
Auction archive: Lot number 79

FRASER, James Baillie (1783-1856).

Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$594
Beschreibung:

* FRASER, James Baillie (1783-1856). Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, &c. Including an account of parts of those countries hitherto unvisited by Europeans. London: Richard Bentley 1840. 2 volumes, 8vo (212 x 18 mm). 2 engraved frontispieces. (One frontispiece with small hole patched.) Later green cloth, red calf lettering-pieces gilt (slight chipping to head of spines). FIRST EDITION, WILFRED THESIGER'S COPY, of the account of Fraser's return journey from his diplomatic mission to Persia. AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, from the library of the explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), who explored Iraq, the home of the Marsh Arabs, Kurdistan and Persia from 1949-1958, and authored a number of books about them. Estimate $400-600 Provenance: J. B. Elliott (bookplate); Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), English explorer and travel writer (bookplate).

Auction archive: Lot number 79
Auction:
Datum:
31 Oct 2018
Auction house:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago IL 60607
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)312 280 1212
Beschreibung:

* FRASER, James Baillie (1783-1856). Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, &c. Including an account of parts of those countries hitherto unvisited by Europeans. London: Richard Bentley 1840. 2 volumes, 8vo (212 x 18 mm). 2 engraved frontispieces. (One frontispiece with small hole patched.) Later green cloth, red calf lettering-pieces gilt (slight chipping to head of spines). FIRST EDITION, WILFRED THESIGER'S COPY, of the account of Fraser's return journey from his diplomatic mission to Persia. AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, from the library of the explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), who explored Iraq, the home of the Marsh Arabs, Kurdistan and Persia from 1949-1958, and authored a number of books about them. Estimate $400-600 Provenance: J. B. Elliott (bookplate); Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), English explorer and travel writer (bookplate).

Auction archive: Lot number 79
Auction:
Datum:
31 Oct 2018
Auction house:
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago IL 60607
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)312 280 1212
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