Tales of a Razzia.

DE B., H. E. S.

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Date Published: 1846

Description: 1842. Compiled by H.E.S. de B. 1845- 46. 22 fine engravings 13 hand colored, inserted. 306pp. 4to. bound in contemporary tartan plaid paper covered boards with leather spine. (Barbazan): August 22nd, 1846. Very good (+).

Comments: Written in a small, neat and quite readable hand. A collection of stories set in French occupied Algiers, attributed by the author- compiler to various sources: Ben Jacoub, Captain Maurod, Hadji Bahram, Commandant d'Astarac etc, In the "Preface," and introduction the writer gives a clear explanation of the political climate of the Near East at this time. These tales are purportedly true, and were apparently taken down as they were told to him by the author over a period of several years. They are enhanced by the insertion of 22 fine engravings, 13 of which have been exquisitely colored by hand. We have checked both the British Museum and the NUC and can find no record of this work ever having been published.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 63627


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The book was in my mailbox when I got home last night. Wonderful condition for a 40-year-old book. Nice condition in any case. I am very pleased. Thank you. A bit of trivia: You are only the second seller in six years not to tape the pull strip so it canít be used! Congratulations. Take care, and many, many thanks. I was really looking forward to this one, and you didnít disappoint. - G.W.
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