Lyttelton, George (Baron)
Title Letters from a Persian in England, to His Friend at Ispahan.
Book Condition Good-
Edition Seventh Edition (Dublin)
Size 16mo (4" x 6 1/2")
Publisher Dublin R. Marchbank 1779
Seller ID 028066
228 pp. Quarter gray-brown cloth over leather. Front board holding by one of three threads. Rear hinge secure. Black leather spine label is intact and "Persian Letters" still legible. Much of the spine covering is chipped away Boards are quite scuffed and worn. Front free endpapers and title page holding on with the front board. The remainder of the text block is secure and clean. Pages are toned and have some foxing, dust and light damp staining as expected. Overall, text block is near very good. Owner's name on Preface and first page of letters. Seventh Edition corrected and altered by the author. Scarce Dublin edition. Lyttelton was a statesman and a writer of prose and poetry. First published in 1735, this book is a humorous commentary on the idiosyncracies of English culture and society from the perspective of a naive outsider. For example, the visitor remarks that "Marriage here is esteemed a Religious Ceremony, and that I believe is one Reason among others why so little Regard is paid to it."