Voyage en Perse, fait en 1812 et 1813. Troisième édition.
2 vols. 8vo. (4), XI, (1), XXV, (26)-264, (2) pp. (4), 259, (1) pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces and 6 engr. plates, all in contemp. colour. Contemp. marbled half calf with double giltstamped spine labels. Marbled endpapers.
Drouville was a cavalry officer who went to Persia in the service of the Tsar and spent three years there. His vivid account of Persian manners, customs, and military organisation contains charming costume plates in contemporary colour.
Occasional minor brownstaining; professional repairs to spine-ends.
Hage Chahine 1413. Wilson 62. Graesse II, 435. Cf. Howgego II, G2 (1st and 2nd ed.). Henze II, 97. Lipperheide Lc 9. Colas 901. Hiler 249 (all for the 1825 second ed. 1825 only). Schwab 144. Diba Collection p. 180 (first ed.).