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Ragozin, Zenaide A.
Media: Babylon and Persia. Including a Study of the Zend-Avesta or Religion of Zoroaster.
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin; G. P Putnam’s Sons. London; New York;
Date of Publication: 1897
Stock Code: 9490
Prize binding. Third edition. Large crown octavo, pp. xxiii, [1], 447, [1]. With frontispiece piece plate, folding coloured map, illustrations throughout, head and tail-pieces. Bound in full polished tree calf with gilt Stanmore Park armourial centrepiece and foliate gilt borders; gilt rolled board edges; five raised spine bands with gilt floral ornaments to spine compartments; blue marbled fore-edges and endpapers. Very light surface scratches to upper board, light scattered foxing to front and back leaves, with 1910 printed presentation label completed in ink, to front paste-down. A really superbly bright, near fine copy.
Handsomely bound prize copy of this illustrated ethnographic study of the ancient Zorocastian beliefs and rituals by self-taught female historian Zenaide A. Ragozin. Awarded and signed by headmaster Vernon Royle, the retired First class England cricketer generally regarded as the “greatest cover point of all time”.
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