The Adventures of Hajji Baba, of Ispahan

London: John Murray, 1824. First edition. 16mo. 3 volumes: lxxv, 272; (4), 403, (1); (4), 388, (1) pp. Half-title to each volume. "The humour and true insight into oriental life displayed in this oriental 'Gil Blas' immediately seized the popular fancy" (DAB). Sadlier 1793. CBEL III, p. 410. Lowndes, p. 613. Oxford "Companion": "[Morier] published a number of oriental romances, of which the best is [this title], which, in the form of a picaresque story (the hero, successively barber, doctor, assistant-executioner, and rogue generally, undergoes amusing vicissitudes), gives an accurate picture of Persian life and manners, and is said to have provoked a remonstrance from the Persian minister in London." Somewhat later black half-calf, gilt, and marbled boards, gilt spine titles and ornaments. Front joint to volume one rubbed, bookplates in volumes two and three, with the owner's name eradicated, else very good. (3783). Item #56321

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