Travels and Adventures of the Rev. Joseph Wolff, D.D., LL.D., Vicar of Ile Brewers, near Taunton, and late Missionary to the Jews and Muhammadans in Persia, Bokhara, Cashmere, etc. TWO VOLUMES.

Wolff, Rev. Joseph 1785-1862.

Book ID: 29799

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8vo. Volume I: viii, [3 errata], 538 pp., [8 adverts], frontispiece portrait / Volume II: xv, 463 pp., [1], [8 adverts], original cloth gilt, faded and rubbed at spine extremities, title gilt on spine, gilt motif on upper cover of volume 2, occasional foxing, front endpapers of volume 1 soiled and marked, Saunders, Otley, and Co. London, second edition, 1860-1861.

Synopsis

Joseph Wolff, a British missionary. He traveled between 1821 and 1826 to Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, and Aleppo. In 1828 he began another journey visiting Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Armenia, Khurassan, Bokhara and Kabul. He describes the countries he travelled into giving new information about the Moslems of Central Asia. Wolf continued his journey from Afghanistan into India, Egypt and Malta back to England.
In 1839 Stoddart had been sent to Bokhara to negotiate a treaty against a background of Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia. In 1841 Connolly tried to join Stoddart, who had apparently been under confinement for some time. Both officers were beheaded, probably in 1842. This was what Wolff had discovered when in 1843 he made a second journey to Bokhara to search for Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Stoddard. He escaped Bokhara after he knew that the Colonel was executed.

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