Editorial: London: Ernest Benn 1894, 1894
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Librería: Marco Polo Travel and Adventure Books (DORCHESTER - Dorset, Reino Unido)
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Editorial: London: Ernest Benn 1894

Año de publicación: 1894


THIRD EDITION, 1947. Slim 8vo., pp. 5-157 with preface by A. J. Arberry. Original olive green cloth sound/GOOD though quite badly light faded on head and tail of spine and front cover. Interior clean/NEAR FINE. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Persian Pictures is the first of Gertrude Bell's books written in 1892/3, and published anonymously in 1894. Although well received it was quickly forgotten but republished in this edition in 1928 by which time Gertrude Bell had become a famous traveller, writer, mountaineer, archaeologist and member of the British Secret Service. Persian Pictures followed her fist visit to her uncle, Sir Frank Lascelles, appointed Minister in Teheran, in the company of Lady Lascelles. The pictures are hence fresh and lively and depict a Persia (Iran) a world apart from that transformed by the Shah after the Second World War and torn apart by revolution and the establishment of the Islamic State in the late 1970's. From 1899 Gertrude Bell travelled extensively in Persia, Anatolia, and Syria. One of her most enterprising journeys was a fourteen-day crossing of the Syrian Desert in 1911. She was indefatigable and courageous and an Arab chief is reported to have said of her, "And if this is one of their women! Allah, what must their men be like!" N° de ref. de la librería 10068

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