The Land of "The Arabian Nights": Being Travels Through Egypt, Arabia, and Persia
Item Number: 14472
WM. Perry Fogg
FOGG, William Perry. The Land of 'The Arabian Nights' being Travels through Egypt, Arabia and Persia to Bagdad. With an Introduction by Bayard Taylor. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Company, 1882. 21x14cm. 350pp. With 87 illustrations. Original Illustrated Hardcover.
First American Edition of American adventurer and writer, William Perry Fogg's travel account through Egypt, Arabia and Persia. Arabistan, or The Land of the Arabian Nights was first published in England, 1872. Fogg was one of the earliest Americans to travel in this part of the world, and who made a report on what he had seen. Some of what Fogg reported on included: the Caliphs of Bagdad, the habits and customs of Arabs, Mahomet and his religion. The illustrations in the book include depictions of Bagdad, a Beduin Sheik, an Arab Merchant, and much more. Corners and edges slightly rubbed, front hinges repaired, name on end-paper dated 1887, otherwise book in very good condition.