1979 first American edition; Academy Chicago Limited publishers; Book in excellent conditon; bookcover has one small tear on edge.
Sarah Hobson was twenty-three when she decided to visit Iran, no only to explore the country, but also to study Persian designs and crafts. In or der to travel safely in remote areas often dangerous for a lone girl, she dressed as a boy. This disguise gave her the entree to a world still closed to women. In Qum, a holy city once renowned for its fanaticism and bigotry, she stayed in a men's theological college. There she talked freely with the religious leaders.
A visit to the fabled city of Isfahan gave her a chance to see...