London & Glasgow: Collins’ Clear-Type Press, . 12mo. 316 pp., plus 4 pages publisher’s advertisements. FIRST SCOTTISH EDITION. Photographic frontispiece, engraved title, and 8 full-page photographic plates. Contemporary cloth, rebacked, covers a bit worn; interior very good. Item #15046
Printed the same year as the first edition. Bradley-Birt (1874-1963) was a diplomat who wrote about his travels in India and the near east. A lively account of his journey on route from India through Persia contextualized with historical events and vivid descriptions. He begins his tale by describing Iran as “a world of Oriental despotism and old romance.” Bradley-Birt spent much of his career stationed in India and Iran, married a cousin of Winston Churchill, and actively published both fiction and non-fiction under his own name and the pseudonym Shelland Bradley.