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The Story of my Struggles - The Memoirs of Arminius Vambéry [COMPLETE in 2 Vols] by  Arminius [1832-1913] VAMBÉRY - First edition - 1904 - from tinyBook (SKU: 00004145)

The Story of my Struggles - The Memoirs of Arminius Vambéry [COMPLETE in 2 Vols]

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The Story of my Struggles - The Memoirs of Arminius Vambéry [COMPLETE in 2 Vols]

by VAMBÉRY, Arminius [1832-1913]

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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. First edition. Original Cloth. Good +. 8vo. Purple cloth, gilt titles to spine, blindstamped gilt border to top of front boards, of a camel train. Top edge gilt. Untrimmed leading edges. V1, vi, 236. Tissue guarded b&w photograph portrait frontis. V2, pp. 237 - 492. B&W photog. portrait frontis. of Vambéry taken in Teheran in 1863. Dulled spines, tips rubbed and bumped, some light wear; front hinges a little tender; a small pencilled date to tp, v1, a couple of pencil notes to rear endpaper, v2. Otherwise a clean, sound set, bindings firm. The memoirs of the Hungarian polyglot and explorer of the Middle East and a one time spy for the British. His wikipedia entry gives a flavour of a remarkable life. Elusive as a set in the first edition.

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Title
The Story of my Struggles - The Memoirs of Arminius Vambéry [COMPLETE in 2 Vols]
Author
VAMBÉRY, Arminius [1832-1913]
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Original Cloth
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Used - Good +
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Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T. Fisher Unwin
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1904

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