Excerpt from Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan, and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh, Vol. 1 of 2: With Journal of a Voyage Down the Tigris to Bagdad and an Account of a Visit to Shirauz and Persepolis
The account of the Author which is contained in the following Introduct... ion supersedes the necessity of any biographical notice in this Preface. For that account the editor is indebted to the kindness of a friend, who does not wish his name to be mentioned, and of whom, therefore, she will say no more, than that his personal knowledge of the subject, and his intimate interest in it, well qualified him for the office which at her request he undertook.
The volumes now submitted to the reader are all which exist of a work begun by Mr. Rich on a very extensive scale. He therefore applied himself diligently to the study of various scientific subjects, by the knowledge of which he hoped to accomplish his design. He felt that a Very different book of travels in the East would be expected from one who had enjoyed so many advantages as himself, than could be claimed from the generality of travellers.
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