A Second Journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia Minor, to Constantinople
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1818
First edition 4to, pp. [iii-xix], [1, errata], 435, 17 engraved plates, 3 folding, 4 hand-coloured, 2 folding maps, 47 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, plainly rebacked with morocco. Boards rubbed, corners worn. Lacks half-title. Title page creased. First gathering loose. Some plates spotted, and with slight off-setting. Overall a good well-margined copy. Bookplate and signature of Richard Corbet of Adderley.
Atabey 837; Abbey Travel 358
Morier was born in Turkey of mixed Swiss/Dutch descent, but was educated in England and became a British citizen. He first went to Persia as Private Secretary to Harford Jones, returning to England with the Preliminary Treaty of Friendship in the company of Mirza Abul Hasan, the first Qajar envoy to London. His second visit was as Secretary to Sir Gore Ouseley's Embassy when he signed the Treaty of Tehran in 1814.