By Dr. William Wright
London   Thomas Nelson & Sons
8" by 6" xviii, 394, (2)pp.
A smart first edition of the author's account of travel in Palmyra and Zenobia, with illustrations and maps.
By Dr. William Wright

1895 An Account of Palmyra and Zenobia with Travels and Adventures in Bashan and the Desert

London   Thomas Nelson & Sons
8" by 6" xviii, 394, (2)pp.
A smart first edition of the author's account of travel in Palmyra and Zenobia, with illustrations and maps.
£47.00
: 0.75kgs / : 908T95

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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece, two maps, thirty-one plates, five of which are folding and many in-text figures. Collated complete. A detailed account of the author's experiences in Palmyra, Zenobia and Bashan, now modern-day Syria, as a missionary. With chapters on the history of the land, the cities and suburbs, schooling, fashions, temples, the Roman influence, famine, hospitality, and more. Written by William Wright, an Irish missionary in Damascus and the author of The Empire of the Hittites (1884), which introduced the history of the recently discovered Hittite civilization to the general public. Previously held in the library of Albert Montefiore Hyamson, a British civil servant and historian who served as chief immigration officer in the British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 to 1934.

Condition

In the original green cloth binding. Externally, smart with rubbing and minor bumping to the extremities. Light fading to the spine and the odd mark to the boards. Front hinge just starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with the odd small spot or handling mark. Light spotting to the endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown.

Very Good

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