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    WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.

    Edinburgh and London : 1848

    Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Richard Massie from his friend Joseph Wolff, to whom he has been of great use during his visit to Mrs Howsen at Liverpool. Liverpool 5 February 1850". The dedicand is perhaps the eccentric hymnologist Richard Massie from nearby Coddington, who was well known for wearing a red wig and tall beaver hat.... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 128956

  2. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.
    WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.

    New York : 1845

    First US edition; first published in the UK in the same year. Joseph Wolff, "that most curious of missionaries" (Blackmer), was the son of a rabbi from Bavaria, he converted firstly to Catholicism, and subsequently to Anglicanism. In 1821 he began "his extraordinary nomadic career as a missionary to the Jews of the Near East and central Asia. Between... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 103499

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    WOLF, Joseph. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.

    London : 1874

    First edition, large paper issue. Wolf's "pictures are often noted for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture, and for their backgrounds, which often include small but perfectly painted subsidiary creatures bickering or otherwise associating in a lively fashion. In the opinion of Sir Edwin Landseer he was 'without exception, the best... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 120461

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