Baghdad Sketches

STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches.

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baghdad -'the most romantic city in the world'

STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches. London, John Murray, [1946].

8vo. Original grey cloth, lettered in green and with green facsimile of the author's signature on front cover, in original dust-jacket (price-clipped and new price rubber-stamped); pp. xiv, 157; one sketch map over one double-page, plates after photographs, illustrations to text; wrapper with some rubbing and fraying, still a good copy of an increasingly rare Freya Stark title, especially with dust-wrappers.
Later edition (first, 1937), produced to conform with wartime restrictions, incorporating and expanding on Freya Stark's contributions to the Baghdad Times, originally published in Baghdad, a book with 132 pages. Stark visited Baghdad in 1931 and produced these sketches for the Baghdad Times. With Stark's accompanying and evocative photographs, they provide a window on to a now lost world, called by the publishers 'the most romantic city in the world' (blurb on front flap).