Baghdad Sketches. Freya STARK, Dame.

Baghdad Sketches.

London: John Murray, 1937. [Iraqi Travel] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.xiv; 269 [3]. With 23 of the 25 double-sided black and white photographic plates, and the green folding sketch map at rear. In a contemporary or slightly later library binding of brown quarter morocco, with gilt titles and shelf-mark to spine and brown textured cloth over boards. All edges speckled red. Lacking the frontispiece, pp.175/6 with the facing plate, and also the plate facing p.226. Some misfolding and tears to map. Light wear to binding. Fair. A marvellous first book, originally printed in Baghdad in 1932, by one of the greatest female travellers of the twentieth century. Item #60131

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