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Baghdad Sketches by  Freya Stark - Signed First Edition - from West of Eden Books (SKU: 11159)

Baghdad Sketches

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Baghdad Sketches

by Stark, Freya

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  • Signed
  • First
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Baghdad, The Times Press Ltd., 1932, hardcover, First Edition, First Printing, issued without dustjacket, Good condition in original red cloth-covered boards. Laid in is a bookplate Signed by the Author and dated 1982 in her hand from the collection of autograph enthusiast Derek Birch with his initials in one corner. Boards lightly soiled and spotted, with bumped and fraying corners and spine-ends, spine title label chipped barely affecting text, front label complete, discoloration to endpapers from substandard glue, light signs of erasure to front endpaper. A collection of 20 essays concerning the daily lives of the native residents of Baghdad in the early part of the 20th century. Dame Freya chose to live outside the close-knit western expatriate scene and immersed herself in the way of life of ordinary Iraqisliving in the native quarter of the city and spending time with its tribal sheikhs and leaders. Illustrated with twelve plates featuring drawings by E.N.Prescott depicting some of the people and scenes described in the essays.


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Baghdad Sketches
Stark, Freya
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First Edition, First Printing

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About West of Eden Books

West of Eden Books is a home-based bookseller selling exclusively on-line since October 2003. We specialize in Out-Of-Print and Collectible Books with interests ranging from the Fine and Performing Arts to Science, Sports and Modern Literature. We are in daily contact with top booksellers worldwide and are happy to provide free referrals on request. Most of our listed books are first edition, first printings, carefully researched through our own reference materials and many other available sources. Most books are in Very Good to Fine condition with any flaws carefully noted. All hardcover books with dustjackets will receive a new archival quality Brodart dustjacket sleeve prior to shipping. Customer service and satisfaction is of primary importance to us at West of Eden Books. Our feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. We pride ourselves in this and pledge to address any issue with any of our products or services to your satisfaction. Digital images available on request.


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