Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 129

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
WHIGHAM, HENRY JAMES. The Persian Problem. An Examination of the Rival Positions of Russia and Great Britain in Persia with Some Account of the Persian Gulf and the Bagdad Railway. 23 photographic plates; 5 maps, including folding frontispiece. xvi, 424 pages. 8vo, 222x145 mm, original cloth, spine darkened with ends worn and gilt lettering dulled, cover corners bumped, front hinge cracked; endpapers and half-title toned and foxed, frontispiece map worn along fold on verso, contents otherwise generally clean. Bookplate and signature of the American economist Jeremiah Jenks (1856-1929). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903

Additional Details

first american edition of a book first published the same year in London collecting the author's newspaper articles on contemporary conditions in Persia, and British and Russian competition for economic and political influence. Ghani, page 394.