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

Walpole, Frederick.

Book ID: 16745


8vo. Volume I: xv, 402 pp., [2 adverts] / Volume II: xi, 378 pp., [2 adverts], first two leaves loose / Volume III: viii, 458 pp., [3], engraved frontispiece to each volume, original embossed cloth, faded and slightly worn round edges, volume 3 lacking title page, the frontispiece of volume III is loose,blindstamps Bath Public Library, lacks the half-titles, few loose leaves, library label verso front cover of volume 1, scattered foxing, 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 11-13th 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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