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By C. J. Wills

C J Wills used to be an English general practitioner who travelled broadly in Iran from 1866-81 whereas operating for the Indo-European Telegraph division. With a discerning eye for element, Wills wrote an intimate anthropological account of Qajar-era Iran, wealthy with description of lifestyle, well known ideals and practices, and humanities and crafts, in addition to well-being practices and communications that have been his expert obstacle. within the Land of the Lion and sunlight, the second one quantity to seem in Mage's Persia saw sequence, presents a clean and engaging perception into either a time and a spot, in addition to the biases and sympathies of a new release. In his creation to this new version of Wills' booklet, Abbas Amanat offers a severe interpreting of Wills' occupation, his works, and his view of Qajar Iran. In an appendix, Michael Rubin provides a quick background of the creation of telegraph to Iran, and discusses the position of staff comparable to Wills within the improvement of contemporary Persian communique.

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Feel curious my article I PERSIAN MEDICINE—ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. 35 wanted much to see the Zoological Gardens, but we were Shah had turned the beasts loose. We, however, decided to go, and we found it so they were all loose. The leo-panther, a cross between the lion and panther, a lovely animal like an immense cat, very tame, allowing one to two lions, a bear, two tigers (young ones), walking pat him I must say the about with the antelopes and wild sheep. There is a presence of the tigers was not quite pleasant.

We at length reached Tiflis. of the road in most places it was mud, seemed dangerous. Often our tarantass was repaired with nails and ropes, but we arrived unbroken at the Hotel du Kaukase of M. Arsene Barberon. This man kept a really comfortable house, and as it was I didn't see and in many much ; it suggested to us that this was the last civilised place, we were We were given sheets only too glad to make the most of it. to our beds as a favour and as a luxury ; and we got a good dinner, with some "Lecoq" English stout, very good and One never hears the name in England, and whether strong.

T well remember a case in point. E. Pierson, with whom I lived at the time, sought A to provide against any possible unpleasantness by purchasing a pipe with a clay bottle and head (it was summer-time, and such pipes are liked then), and told his servant that if the priest didn't provide his own smoke, this particular pipe was to be brought to him, with a hint in a whisper to the guest entirely new one. expected, so it turned out ; the holy man came without his pipe, and on the usual procession of pipebearers entering, he roughly informed Pierson that he did not smoke Pierson drew his attention to the fact that a after Europeans.

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