Life in The Moslem East.

Ponafidine, Pierre.

Book ID: 15581


8vo. xiii, [2], 429 pp., frontispiece, 40 b/w plates, modern black cloth, title gilt on spine, translated from the Russian by Emma Cochrane Ponafidine, few pencil markings in margins, minor spotting on 3 leaves only, otherwise copy in good condition, Dodd, Mead & Co. New York, first edition, 1911.


A presentation copy by author to the American College for Girls in Istanbul, signed and dated 1911. Pierre Ponafidine, an Imperial Russian diplomat who served in Ottoman Turkey and Persia, gives a series of studies of certain phases of the life, religion, and customs of people among whom he passed thirty-six years of service.

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