Persia Past and Present, 1906
Item Number: 14473
A.V. William Jackson
JACKSON, William A.V. Persia Past and Present: A book of Travel and Research. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. 8vo. 471pp, complete with all 136 illustrated plates, 220 photo illustrations and large color fold-out map at the rear of Persia and Afghanistan. Original dark blue cloth with gilt illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt.
First Edition travel account on Persia. Jackson was an American Scholar and professor of Indo- Iranian languages at Columbia University, who was a great authority on ancient Persian history, language, and literature. Jackson traveled to Persia twice. The main purpose of his first trip in 1903 was to meet Zoroastrians living in Iran and study their customs and religion. Corners and edges rubbed, with some soiling on cover, does not affect illustration. Spine ends frayed with cuts at spine tail, hinges repaired. Complete and in very good condition.