Unexplored Syria Visits To The Libanus, The Tulel El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, And The `Alah. Richard F. Burton, Charles F. Tyrwhitt Drake.

Unexplored Syria Visits To The Libanus, The Tulel El Safa, The Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, And The `Alah

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. 360 & 400 pages. 23 x 14 cm. Twenty-seven lithographed plates including the frontispieces, eleven are folding, plus large fold-out color map, and twenty-eight text illustrations. Index. Burton noted this work as a "pot-pourri" on "Unexplored Syria," containing articles by Burton Drake, Mrs. Burton and others -- rather than a continuous and smooth narrative -- compiled during sundry desert explorations Burton was Consul in Damascus from 1865-197, and Drake came to Syria under the auspices of the Palestine Exploration Society. PENZER 85-88. Scarce set in original cloth, interior contents clean, a few map folds reinforced with archival tape, light cover soiling, a few corners bumped, two small cloth puckers (approx. one by one inches) cover of Vol.I and back cover Vol.II. Orig. cloth, front cover border fillets in black, frame interior rectangular designs also in black with back covers a design mirror, but in blind. Very good. 2 vols. Item #17950

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