The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

By: Kitto, John, D.D.

Price: $36.00


176pgs. Good condition hardcover, marbled boards, black spine and corners. Refer to images. Backing of spine is chipped away at top edge and partially along front side to reveal sewn page gathers underneath. Gathered pages remain tightly sewn, but upper thread is not connected to boards. Boards remain firmly affixed otherwise. Owner name on front endpaper in vintage fountain pen. Some smudging and light foxing to endpapers, blanks, title page and frontis. Frontis portrait engraving of a Persian king. The contents are divided into eight chapters: Principles of Eastern Regal Government, Legislative Functions, Judicial and Executive Functions, State Punishments and Rewards, A Royal Day, State Ceremonials, A Coronation, The Royal Household. An interesting and illuminating window into the structure, customs, and everyday culture and routine of the Persian monarch and his court, as detailed from both historical records, scriptural and Biblical accounts. #1966