The Adventures of Haji Baba of Isphahan

Morier, James Justinian. Haji Baba-yi Isfahani. [The Adventures of Haji Baba of Isphahan - Persian].

Lahore, Alamgir Electric Press, November 1931.

8vo (160 x 244 mm). 456 pp. Lithographed Persian text, 25 lines of Urdu script to the page. Contemporary half leather with cloth covers (wants spine); original wrappers (front cover forming the title-page) bound within.


Third Persian edition, printed in India, of "The Adventures of Haji Baba of Isphahan". The picaresque novel by the British diplomat James Morier (1782-1849), first published in English in 1824, satirised the Qajar dynasty in Iran, which supposedly caused the Iranian ambassador to Britain to lodge an official complaint. Translated by Mirza Habib Isfahani under the editorship of Shadan Bilgrami.

Binding rubbed and scuffed, extremeties chipped and bumped, spine missing. Interior clean and well preserved. Rare; no copy in institutional libraries listed in OCLC.

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