Adventures during a Journey overland to India by way of Egypt, Syria & The Holy Land. TWO VOLUMES.

Skinner, Major Thomas.

Book ID: 28674

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Small 8vo. Volume I: xi, 324 pp., steel engraved frontispiece portrait / Volume II: xi, 291 pp., engraved frontispiece of Lake Tiberias, half-titles, later cloth-backed marbled boards, slightly rubbed round edges, spines faded, occasional foxing or staining, R. Bentley, London, first edition, 1836.

Synopsis

Thomas Skinner, served as a British officer in India in 1826. After returning to England on leave, he went back to India in 1833 by the overland route through Egypt, Syria and Palestine. Thence he proceeded down the Euphrates and embarked on the Arab Gulf. He describes the city of Muscat and the navy of Imam of Muscat saying: “A number of very fine vessels lie in the harbour, belonging to the navy of the Imaun of Muscat. they were all built at Bombay, and one of them is considered the best ever launched from those docks. She is a beautiful model, but wretchedly filthy and neglected: the Imaun has not lately had any occasion to use his fleet”.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 1547; Tobler p. 156 for the 1837 ed; Röhricht 1808.

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