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Travels Into Bokhara Volume N . 1; Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the Sea to Lahore, with Presents from the King of Great Britain Performed Under the Orders of the (Paperback) Loot Price: R404
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Travels Into Bokhara Volume N . 1; Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia Also, Narrative of...
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Travels Into Bokhara Volume N . 1; Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the Sea to Lahore, with Presents from the King of Great Britain Performed Under the Orders of the (Paperback)

Alexander Burnes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 Excerpt: ...or give bills on Russia at St. Macaire (Nijnei Novgorod), Astracan, or at Bokhara, which I had no reason to question: I took orders on the latter city. The merchants enjoined the strictest secrecy; and their anxiety was not surpassed by that of our own to appear poor; for the possession of so much gold would have ill tallied with the coarse and tattered garments which we now wore. But what a gratifying proof have we here of the high character of our nation, to find the bills of those who almost appeared as beggars cashed, without hesitation, in a foreign and far distant capital. Above all, how much is our wonder excited to find the ramifications of commerce extending uninterruptedly over such vast and remote regions, differing as they do from each other in language, religion, manners, and laws. 171 CHAP. VI. JOURNEY OVER THE nmnoo KOOSH, on snowy MOUNTAINS.. Ir we had quitted Peshawur with the good wishes of the chief, we were now accompanied by those of his brother, the Nawab. On the 18th of May, which happened on a Friday, we quitted Cabool after noontide prayers, according to the usual custom of travellers, that we might not offend the prejudices of the people, who also consider that hour auspicious. We thought we had parted from the good Nawab at the door of his house, where he gave us his blessing; but before leaving the city, he once more joined us, and rode out for two or three miles. I do not think I ever took leave of an Asiatic with more regret than I left this worthy man. He seemed to live for every one but himself. He entertained us with great hospitality during our stay; and had, day by day, urged us to take any other road than that of Toorkistan, prognosticating every evil to us. He now took leave of us with much feeling; nor was it possible t...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Alexander Burnes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-05914-7
Barcode: 9781236059147
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LSN: 1-236-05914-X

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