[Three volumes] London Richard Bentley 1841
First edition, three volumes, pp.319; 320; 309. A very good set bound in late 19th or early 20th century cloth, leather labels. Bookplate of A.D.G. Allen and A.M. Davidson. A little minor spotting. A few page edges roughly trimmed.
James Morier (1780-1849) was Private Secretary to Harford Jones on his diplomatic mission to Persia in 1809. He was despatched back to London with the text of the Preliminary Treaty, and was accompanied by Mirza Abul Hasan, the first Qajar envoy to Britain. The Mirza was a big hit in London, and provided Morier with the subject of his later books and the title of this.