The Ansayrii, and the Assassins, with Travels in The Further East, in 1850-51. Including a Visit to Nineveh. THREE VOLUMES.

Walpole, Frederick.

Book ID: 18761


8vo. Volume I: xv, 402 pp., / Volume II: xi, 378 pp., / Volume II: viii, 458 pp., engraved frontispiece to each volume, contemporary cloth, lightly rubbed at spine extremities, title gilt on spine, book plate of the Army & Navy Club verso front covers, set clean & in very good condition, Richard Bentley, London, first edition, 1851.


An interesting account of travels through the mountains of the Nusairis, where at that time still lived descendants of the Isma’ili sect of Naziris or Assassins which flourished in the 11th-13th centuries. The lithographed portrait is printed on rice paper, the two frontispieces are steel engravings of Rebecca’s Well at Haran, and the birth place of Abraham.
Bibliographic reference: Rohricht p. 448.

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