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SHEEAN, Vincent.

The New Persia.

Published: New York & London: The Century Co., 1927

Stock code: 103595

Price: £475

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Thomas Pearson Esquire, to whom it is dedicated and who therefore ought to have a copy, whatever he thinks of it. Vincent Sheean, Asheville. April 10, 1928.” Pearson, who lived in Asheville, served as an economic advisor on Arthur Millspaugh’s staff, who were sent to Iran by the USA to reorganise the Finance Ministry between 1922 and 1927; Pearson’s mission there is referenced in this book, and a photograph of him appears at p. 128. Scarce in the jacket.

Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board black. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 7 plates. Spine rolled, tips a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and edges, and some minor loss to spine ends and chips to extremities.

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