Voyage en Perse, Fait en 1812 et 1813. TWO VOLUMES.

Drouville, Gaspard.

Book ID: 21444


12mo. Vol. I: xxv, 282 pp, steel engraved frontispiece, 3 steel engraved plates / Vol. II: 259 pp, [1], steel engraved frontispiece, 3 steel engraved plates, half-titles, contemporary full-calf, lightly worn round edges, marbled endpapers & outer edges, old inscription on front fly leaves, occasional spotting, small damp satin to lower corner of volume 1, Masson & Yonet, Paris, third edition, 1828.


“An account of a sojourn in Persia, and the customs and manners of its people. Some interesting comments on Abbas Mirza, the Crown Prince, whom the author says the clergy disliked and accused of being a Westerner, citing his European-style boots. The real cause of the clergy’s dislike was his advocacy of a “new order”, which included introduction of conscription in the army and the construction of iron-smelting plants. The author, a Frenchman, was a cavalry colonel in the service of the Tsarist Russia”.
Bibliographic references: Ghani 107; Wilson, 62; Colas 901 for 1825 edition; Hage Chahine 1413. Graesse II, 435. Cf. Howgego II, G2 (1st and 2nd ed.). Henze II, 97; Lipperheide Lc 9; Colas 901; Hiler 249 (all for the 1825 second ed. 1825 only); Schwab 144; Diba Collection p. 180 (first edition).

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