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    Sven Anders von Hedin. Genom Persien Mesopotamien och Kaukasien. Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1887. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's original pictorial cloth folder, slightly faded at spine and spine ends very slightly frayed, otherwise almost fine; 10 pts in 6 in original pictorial wrappers (pt 1 spine worn and upper cover detached with short tear; pt 9/10 broken). 2 maps, one folding, plates and illustrations. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Hedin (1865-1952) Swedish scientist and explorer.  His first journey, described here, was through Persia and Mesopotamia. In 1890 he was made secretary to the Swedish embassy to the Shah of Persia. He made many important journeys into Central Asia, China, and India. This is the first edition of Hedin's first book and is very rare. the preface mentioned in the B. M. copy is by H. Vambery (the pseudonym for Hermann Bamberger) and is to be found at the beginning of the final part.

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