Across Coveted Lands
Across Coveted Lands
Across Coveted Lands

LANDOR, A. Henry Savage. Across Coveted Lands.

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LANDOR, A. Henry Savage Across Coveted Lands Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1902 [1905].

Two volumes, 8vo. In the preferable primary publisher's colourful cloth binding and not the later "Times Book Club" variant ; pp. vii, 461 ; viii, 459; numerous black and white plates, mostly after photographs, several sketch maps and plans including two folding to throw clear; light dulling to cloth, minimal offsetting from endpapers, a very good good set, with a few gatherings unopened, 'Presentation Copy' blind stamps to title pages; 20th-century bookplates.
First edition. The much-travelled A. Henry Savage Landor, grandson of the writer Walter Savage Landor, often embarked with great insouciance into even the most troubled regions. Such indeed is the case in the present work, which finds him journeying his two kittens, Kerman and Zeris, from Tehran in Persia across the contested borderlands between Baluchistan and Afghanistan to Quetta (in modern Pakistan). En route he meets Persian wrestlers, Yezidi, the governors of Isfahan and Kerman, Baluchis and other local peoples. Landor's enjoyably gung-ho narrative conveys the excitement of these "coveted lands".
Yakushi L60.

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