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The compleat history of Thamas Kouli Kan, (at present called Schah Nadir) Sovereign of Persia. In two parts. Part I. Containing a description of the Persian Empire; an account of the religion and manners of the Persians; a chronological abridgment of their history, including the lives and reigns of Cyrus and his descendents, the Arsacidæ, the Caliphs, the Tartar Princes, and the Sophis, down to the late revolutions; a particular account of the Aghwans, and their leaders Mir-Weis, Magmund, and Eschref, to their total reduction by Kouli Kan; the origin and rise of this commander, his wars with the rebels and the Turks, and his artful assumption of the crown. Part II. Containing a description of the Empire of Indostan, and a character of the Indians; some account of the Great Moguls from Tamerlane down to Mahmet-Cha now reigning; grounds of Kouli Kan's quarrel with this latter; his invasion of the Kingdom of Cabul, and the whole progress of his arms till he entirely defeats, deposes, and generously restores his enemy, after having taken from him an immense booty, obtained the cession of part of his dominions, and obliged him to an annual tribute. With copies of letters, edicts, manifesto's, &c. translated from the originals under the hands of both monarchs. London printed for J. Brindley, at the King's Arms in New-Bond-street, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary Lane; J. Stagg in Westminster-Hall; Messrs. Hodges and Harris on London-Bridge; T. Cooper in Pater-noster-Row 1742
The second edition, pp.[iv], 163, [1]; 116, engraved portrait, folding map. Rebound in half calf, cloth boards. A little light soiling throughout, but a very good copy.