New York: Random House, 1937. Hardcover. "James Justinian Morier, (born c.1780, Smyrna, Tur. - died March 19, 1849, Brighton, Sussex, Eng.), English diplomat and writer whose fame depends on The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (1824), a picaresque romance of Persian life that long influenced English ideas of Persia; its Persian translation (1905) led to the development of the modern Persian novel of social criticism. The first of a series of novels written by Morier after he retired, Hajji Baba drew on the knowledge of Persia and its people that he had acquired on the British embassy staff at Tehr n (1809–15)". (Britannica).
This volume is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The publisher's illustrated cloth binding is bright and clean with trivial wear confined to the corners. The contents are clean and tight, slightly age-toned toward the page edges, but with no spotting. There is a single previous owner's name inked on the ffep. The dust jacket illustration mirrors that of the binding. The dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete, with light wear at the corners, a tiny chip at the upper hinge on the front face, wrinkling at the spine ends, and a 2 inch closed tear at the top of the rear hinge on the rear face. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Item #003898