In the Kingdom of the Shah – Edward Treacher Collins (1896) (1st ed)


In the Kingdom of the Shah – Edward Treacher Collins (1896) (1st ed)


Title: In the Kingdom of the Shah

Author: Edward Treacher Collins

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Scarce. Fair. Ffep missing, hinges cracked, binding sagging. Interior clean, all plates present. With sporadic name stamps of one Max Rutter. Endpapers tanned. 300pp., app 9″ by 6″. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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An important work on Persia, written by an ophthalmologist who was invited to Persia to treat Prince Zille Sultan, the eldest son of the Shah, and Governor of Ispahan. The book includes detailed descriptions of Persian society and customs, along with numerous invaluable black-and-white illustrations.


  1. Zoroastrianism
  2. The Ports of the Persian Gult
  3. Ascent to the Tableland of Iran
  4. The Fairest Jewel of Iran
  5. 2500 years ago
  6. Our Istakbal
  7. The Shadow of the King and his Surroundings
  8. Science, Art, and Superstition
  9. The City of Shah Abbas the Great and its Armenian Colony
  10. Moonlight Drives through Desert Plains
  11. The King of Kings, the Asylum of the Universe
  12. Chaparing

Illustrations include:

Persian shoes
The Water Pipe
A Persian Lady’s Indoor Costume
A Bakhtiari Peasant Girl
A Sherbert Bowl
An Armenian Girl
A Kurdish Woman
Tomb of Fatima at Kum