Baghdad Sketches

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Author: Freya Stark
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Hard Cover

1937 First Edition
Publisher -
John Murray, London.
Cover is hard bound in green cloth with author's signature gilt stamped on cover. Spine ends and corners bumped.
No Dust Jacket is present.
End Papers are intact, white. Bookseller's sticker on rear endpaper.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece: Photo of a Beduin of the Muntafik. Table of Contents; Double Page map of the region; List of Illustrations; Foreword.
Main Text Body - 269 Pages. Fine and clean. B&W photos throughout.

Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage.  Gilt lettering.
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

Freya Stark, 1893 - 1993, travelled extensively in the Middle East at a time when any non-Arab, let alone a woman, would find it difficult. She was the first Westerner to visit the Valley of the Assassins. Baghdad Sketches was her first book in a long list of impressive travel memoirs.


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