[IN THE LAND OF LINCOLN: AMERICA THROUGH THE EYES OF PAKISTANI JOURNALIST] Lincoln kay watan main: Sayr u sayahat... [i.e. In the land of Lincoln]. Edited by The Daily "Shahbaz". Preface in English by Mohammad Ali (Addl. Advocate-General, West Pakistan).
University Book Agency (Outside Kabuli Gate) / Manzur-e-Am Press, Peshawar, 1960.
Extremely Rare First and Only Edition (not in institutional catalogues and market) of this travel book to America in the mid 20th century by Pakistani journalist and intellectual Sharif Farooq, who was invited to visit the USA on the Leader Specialist Programme in 1958.
Sharif Farooq visited America in 1958. In his travelogue, he highlights the lifestyle, educational system, and foreign policy of America in detail. He also introduces the economical situation of the country, economical trends, and the condition of different institutions. Reports of press conferences are also a part of this travelogue. (Source: Travelogues of America in the Urdu Language: Trends and Tradition).
"Wherever the Americans deserve appreciation for their intense patriotism and enthusiasm for labor, the author has given unstinted praise but where criticism is due he has not spared them, though the language used is very sober and moderate. I am confident that this book will be widely read and aimed as one of the good travel books written about America". (From the preface of the book by advocate-general Mıhammad Ali).
In original boards with lettering in both Latin and Arabic, spine loose. Otherwise a good copy. Demy 8vo. (22 x 14 cm). Text is in Urdu with a one-page English preface. 387,  p. In the Land of Lincoln. First Edition. No copy in OCLC.
[IN THE LAND OF LINCOLN: AMERICA THROUGH THE EYES OF PAKISTANI JOURNALIST] Lincoln kay watan main: Sayr u sayahat kay walnishi dastan. [i.e. In the land of Lincoln]. Edited by The Daily "Shahbaz" Peshawar. Preface in English by Mohammad Ali (Addl. Advocate-General, West Pakistan).