Lot 383: Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates, First American Edition

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2016-01-13 11:47:07

Lot 383: Author: Blunt, Lady Anne; Title: Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Harper & Brothers; Date Published: 1879; Description: 445, + [1] ad pp Edited and with a preface by W.S.B. Illustrated with frontis, 12 plates with tissue guards, music in text, folding color map, foldout chart of horse breeds. (8vo) blue cloth with gilt lettering and design on cover. First American Edition.The author's husband, Wilfred Scawen Blunt, Arab scholar, horse breeder and poet, wrote the preface. The author, granddaughter of Lord Byron, lived like a Bedouin, for the most part in Arab dress, and rode some two thousand miles to the Persian Gulf without guides or the usual caravan, becoming accepted by the Bedouin, and was thus able to see and learn more than most previous travelers. Robinson 6: "Blunt was one of the coolest and most level headed of all lady travelers. . . a classic travel account." Condition: Soiling to cloth, rubbing at edges, some fraying at corners and head and heel of spine, hinges cracked. Previous owner's name in pen on front free endpaper, crease on top corner of front free endpaper, browning to edges of pages; else very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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