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ANDERSON, T. S.

My Wanderings in Persia,

with Illustrations, and Map showing the Scientific Frontier in Afghanistan and the Russian Advance in Central Asia ; with Author's Routes, etc.

Published: London: James Blackwood & Co., 1880

Stock code: 92907

Price: £1,500

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First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the cloth. Eight copies only on Copac, OCLC adds just 11 more in libraries worldwide; one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Informative, if slightly gossipy, account of a lengthy sojourn in the region. “Anderson worked for the Indo-European [later Indo-Persian] Telegraph Company in Iran from June 1875 to March 1878; he was based in Shiraz from June-October 1875; then repairing lines from Shiraz – Kazeroon (based in Dashtarjin) until March the following year; Shiraz-Abadeh (Sevund, with leave at Dehbeed and Yazd) March-December 1876; Shiraz from January-March 1877; and finally in Tehran, repairing and establishing telegraph lines with iron poles, as the wooden ones were constantly stolen” (Simpson, “Making their Mark: Foreign Travellers at Persepolis” in Arta, 2009, p. 18).

Octavo. Original green decorative cloth, titles gilt and elaborate embossed paneling in black to spine and front cover, pale cream endpapers. Frontispiece and 5 other plates, folding map with routes in colour. Somewhat rubbed and soiled, some light soiling, mild toning, title page and one other leaf a little ragged at the edge, short split on a fold to the map, but overall very good.

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