Rouire, Alphonse Marie Ferdinand. La rivalité anglo-russe au XIXe siècle en Asie. Golfe persique, frontières de l'Inde.

Paris, Armand Colin, 1908.

8vo. VIII, 298 pp., final blank leaf. Printed original wrappers.

 950.00

First edition. Inscribed and signed by the author to Madame Maratuech, from 1919 to 1925 the director of the girls' boarding school at Saint-Denis operated by the French League of Honour: "A madame Maratuech, Directrice des Etudes de la Maison d'éducation de La Légion d'Honneur de St. Denis. Hommage respectueux de l'auteur [...]".

Interesting assessment of the impact of the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, which regulated the spheres of influence over Afghanistan and Persia, with Britain controlling the entrance to the Gulf. It examines the growing influence of the British Empire in the Gulf region, particularly Bahrain, Kuwait and in Southern Arabia, before dealing with the geopolitics of Afghanistan, Tibet, and Persia, which was half under Russian and half under British influence. The work concludes with an analysis of the impact of the pact on both Muscat and Kuwait. Never translated into English; a Russian translation appeared in 1924.

Without the separately published lithographed map. Binding loosened; old adhesive tape in the gutter between front cover and flyleaf as well as to pp. 192f.; occasional small marginal flaws.

OCLC 851237785.

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