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WILLS, C[harles] J[ames]. Behind an eastern veil: a plain tale of events occurring in the experience of a lady who had a unique opportunity of observing the inner life of ladies of the upper class in persia.

Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1894. First edition.
8vo. 376pp, [2]. Original publisher's decorated navy cloth. Extremities rubbed and marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur to FEP, blind-stamp of John Fowles to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting, loss to margin of final leaf of text, final gathering working-loose.
The sole edition of a novel by Charles James Wills (1842-1912), based upon his experiences travelling in Persia.

John Fowles (1926-2005), English novelist, notable works include The Magus (1965) and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969).
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 21788