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With Star and Crescent – A Locher (1890)

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With Star and Crescent – A Locher (1890)

SG$164.00

Title: With Star and Crescent: A full & authentic account of a recent journey with a caravan from Bombay to Constantinople, comprising a description of the country, the people, and interesting adventures with the Natives.
Author: A Locher, unknown illustrator
Publisher: Aetna Publishing Company, 1890.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative bottle-green cloth. Slight discolouration on a small patch on spine. Otherwise very good for its age. Slight wear to ends of spine and boards, corners bumped, some rubbing to spine. Bookplate on the inside of front board – once belonged to the Freemason’s Grand Lodge of South Dakota (was donated to it in 1920). Finely illustrated indeed!

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Our friend the author encounters an Italian man in India sometime in the late 1800s, and decides it would be a good idea to join him on a trip around Arabia. The Italian man is purportedly traveling there to buy thorough-bred Arabian horses for the Emperor of France, Napoleon III.

On the way he encounters 40-foot waves on the sea, torture, accidents, several near-death experiences, miscommunication, robbery, war, slavery, and every other conceivable manner of inconvenience. The tale is told with a great deal of humour and minute observations of the people around and is a very easy read. A wonderful window into life in the Middle-East from just over a century ago.

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