baghdad -'the most romantic city in the world'
STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches. London, John Murray, .
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, in original dust-jacket (retaining price); pp. xiv, 269; one sketch map, photographic illustrations, illustrations to text; edges of the cloth a little darkened, wrapper a little frayed at margins, loss at head of spine; gift inscription, dated 1938 to initial blank; a very good copy of an increasingly rare Freya Stark title.
First edition, incorporating and expanding on Freya Stark's contributions to the Baghdad Times, originally published in Baghdad, a book with 132 pages. With Stark's accompanying and evocative photographs, these sketches provide a window on to a now lost world, called by the publishers 'the most romantic city in the world' (blurb on front flap).