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FIFTEEN MONTHS PILGRIMAGE

THROUGH UNTRODDEN TRACTS OF

KHUZISTAN AND PERSIA,

IN A JOURNEY FROM

INDIA TO ENGLAND,

THROUGH PARTS OF

TURKISH ARABIA, PERSIA, ARMENIA, I-RUSS

AND GERMANY.

VALOT
PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1831 AND 1832.

BY :
J. H. STOCQUELER, Esq.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
UNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1832.

295.

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

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MADAM; IF dedications have not entirely ceased to be considered the genuine offsprings of grateful hearts, I dare to hope your Royal Highness will receive the following pages in humble token of my acknowledgment of the condescension and favour bestowed on me during my late residence in Hanover.

I have the honour to remain,

Madam,

Your Royal Highness's obliged and most obedient servant,

J. H. STOCQUELER.

London, July, 1832.

INTRODUCTION.

When the writer of the following pages left India, in Febfuary 1831, it was with the view of making an expeditious journey to England by a beaten road. He had not therefore prepared himself by a diligent course of reading, for the composition of an "overland journey," and indeed, it is doubtful, seeing how many of those productions, added to the travels of eminent men, have issued from the press of late years, he could have brought himself to think that any addition to the public stock of knowledge regarding Persia, Asia Minor, and Europe, was

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