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'Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, including a journey from Bagdad by Mount Zagros, to Hamadan, the ancient Ecbatana, researches in Ispahan and the ruins of Persepolis, and journey from thence by Shiraz and Shapoor to the sea-shore. Description of Bussorah, Bushire, Bahrein, Ormuz, and Muscat, narrative of an expedition against the pirates of the Persian Gulf, with illustrations of the voyage of Nearchus, and passage by the Arabian Sea to Bombay.' [‎356] (387/582)

The record is made up of 1 volume (545 pages). It was created in 1829. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.

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THE PIRATE RAHMAH-BEN-JABER.
vessels, were formerly able to anchor close up to the north-east side
of the town, within the inner harbour ; but the channel leading
up to this will now scarcely admit of small dows, except they are
lightened. There are anchorage-births for native boats behind
some small islands, to the north-east extremity of the inner
harbour, or in the deepest part of the bight which it forms. This
was at present occupied by the fleet of a certain Arab, named
Rahmah-ben-Jaber, who has been for more than twenty years the
terror of the Gulf, and who is the most successful and the most
generally tolerated pirate, perhaps, that ever infested any sea.
This man is by birth a native of Graine, on the opposite coast,
and nephew of the present governor, or Sheikh, of that place. His
fellow-citizens have all the honesty, however, to declare him an
outlaw, from abhorrence of his profession ; and he has found that
shelter and protection at Bushire, which his own townsmen very
properly denied to him. With five or six vessels, most of which
are very large, and manned by crews of from two to three hundred
each, he sallies forth, and captures whatever he may think himself
strong enough to carry off as his prize;—the vessels of Graine, of
Bussorah, of Bahrein, of Muscat, and even of Bushire, where he
resides, falling equally a prey to him. His followers, to the num
ber perhaps of two thousand, are maintained by the plunder of his
prizes; and as these are most of them his own bought African
slaves, and the remainder equally subject to his authority, he is
sometimes as prodigal of their lives in a fit of anger, as he is of
those of his enemies, whom he is not content to slay in battle only,
but basely murders in cold blood, after they have submitted. An
instance is related of his having recently put a great number of
his own crew, who used mutinous expressions, into a tank on
board, in which they usually kept their water, and this being shut
close at the top, the poor wretches were all suffocated, and after
wards thrown overboard. This butcher chief, like the celebrated
Djezzar of Acre, affects great simplicity of dress, manners, and
living; and whenever he goes out, he is not to be distinguished

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Travels in Assyria, Media, and Persia, including a journey from Bagdad by Mount Zagros, to Hamadan, the ancient Ecbatana, researches in Ispahan and the ruins of Persepolis, and journey from thence by Shiraz and Shapoor to the sea-shore. Description of Bussorah, Bushire, Bahrein, Ormuz, and Muscat, narrative of an expedition against the pirates of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , with illustrations of the voyage of Nearchus, and passage by the Arabian Sea to Bombay.

The book is written by James Silk Buckingham and contains illustrations and a map at the beginning, entitled "General map of Persia, with the routes pursued by Mr Buckingham in his travels from Bagdad across the mountains of Zagros, through Assyria, Media & Persia, incuding the chief positions of all the ancient cities & modern towns, from the banks of the Tigris to the shores of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. " and signed "Sidy. Hall, sculpt."

Buckingham is identified on title page as "author of Travels in Palestine and the countries east of the Jordan; Travels among the Arab tribes; and Travels in Mesopotamia; member of the Literary Societies of Bombay and Madras, and of the Asiatic Society of Bengal." Name of manufacturer from p. ii. Portrait of the author signed as follows: "Drawn and Etched by W.H. Brooke, A.R.H.A." and "Aquatinted by R. Havell Jnr." Dedication to Sir Charles Forbes on p. v. Vignette on p. 545. With publication announcement of the second edition of Buckingham's Travels in Mesopotamia on last unnumbered page.

Publication Details: London : Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829. Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

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1 volume (545 pages)
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There is a table of contents at the beginning (vii-xvi) and an index at the end of the volume (539-545).

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Dimensions: 283 mm x 220 mm.

Pagination: xvi, 545, [1] p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded).

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