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FAR OFF OR ASIA DESCRIBED: WITH ANECDOTES AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS Favell Lee Mortimer 1879 Hardcover Very Good
By Mortimer, Favell Lee
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London, Hatchards, 1879 reprint [1852]. 635 pp, color frontispiece, b/w illustrations, color foldout map. Small green cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and titles. Part 1 of 2. Cracked hinges and shelf wear but in remarkably good condition given its age. Very Good.

One of a series of early travel guides by a (politically incorrect) parson's wife from Shropshire. She was a Victorian lady who pitied and criticized with a spiteful tongue. She is particularly virulent against any religion other than her own view of Christianity: idleness, alcohol, Islam and Roman Catholicism were, to her, the evils found in heathen lands. In Arabia, she declares: there are three evils: lack of water, locusts and burning winds, but even greater than these are the religion of Mahomed. Armenians live in holes because they hope the Kurds (the fiercest of all peoples in Asia) will not find where they are. In China there are too many people resulting in lack of food, she asserts: while the poor want for food the rich eat a great deal too much. It is a land full of idols! She travels Asia with her venomous tongue from the Holy land, Syria, Arabia, Turkey, Persia, China, Tartary Affghanistan [sic], Burmah [sic], Siam, Siberia, Thibet [sic], Ceylon, Borneo, Japan, Australia and ends in Van Diemans Land, going to other places along the way. Hardly a country escapes her withering views. At a distance of 140 years, it makes for hilarious reading.

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