London: Bahai Publishing Society/ Unity Press, 1912. Ex-library, first edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. (xiv) 134pp. + 2 pgs of publishers ads at the back. 3/4 dark brown leather over brown pebbled cloth boards. Gilt ruling and lettering on the spine. Edges of the book block speckled. Decorative endpapers. B/w photographic portrait frontispiece w/ protective tissue guard. The work chronicles the events during Abdu’l-Baha trip to London in 1911, and includes transcripts of addresses/speeches he gave in various locations there. Also included is information on various religious, and community leaders he met with, as well as a discussion of his trip to Bristol. Spine loose, rubbed, chipped, and reinforced by clear tape. Rubbing to extremities of covers. Library stickers on the front cover and tale of spine. Library stamps at top and bottom of book block. Library bookplate at interior front cover. Starting at interior front cover, with the names and information of the previous owner's in pen and pencil at the front free endpapers. Sporadic minor pencil notes and smudges to a few pages. Minor water spots and smudges to the title page. Binding in fair, interior in very good- condition overall. Scarce. fair to vg-. Item #43311
Abdu’l-Bahá' KBE (1844 – 1921), born ‘Abbás Effendí was the eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. He served as head of the Bahai religion from the time of his father's death in 1892, through the rest of his life.