1924 Arabs in Tent and Town
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Providing an account of the 'family life', customs, hospitality, life in the desert and town of the Arabs in Syria. This work also contains a charming description of the animals, birds, flowers and plants of the country. Ada Goodrich Freer, otherwise known as Adela Monica Goodrich-Freer Spoer was a psychical researcher and author, but is infamously best known as a medium and clairvoyant. A fascinating if not controversial figure, Freer was repeatedly accused of falsification and deception, and was even disowned from the Society for Psychical Research under strong suspicion of fraud. She was also accused of regularly plagiarizing from the works of others in her publications. It was after her fall from the Society that she wrote a number of books on her travels in the Middle East, including this work on Syria. Collated, complete with sixteen pages of monochromatic plates.
In the publisher's original bright orange cloth binding. Externally very smart, with minor shelfwear to extremities. Slight bumping to head and tail of spine. Fading and slight rubbing to spine and joints. Small split to tail of front hinge, but firm. Small booksellers label tipped to front pastedown. Prior owner's ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but bright and clean. The odd spot to first and last few pages.
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