East of The Jordan: A Record of Travel and Observation In The Countries of Moab, Gilead, and Bashan.

Merrill, Selah.

Book ID: 7807


8vo. xv, 549 pp., [2 adverts], wood engraved frontispiece, 70 wood engravings in text, 1 folding map, original gilt decorated cloth, rubbed at spine, title gilt on spine, index, light damage at top spine, repaired, copy inside in good condition, Richard Bentley & Son, London, first edition, 1881.


On the 20th of October, 1874, Selah Merrill was appointed the archaeologist of the American Palestine Exploration Society, and left New York in June 1875 to Beirut. During 1875-77, he made four different expeditions in Syria and Palestine. The journals of these expeditions is presented in this work.
During two years in the field Merrill worked under the immediate advice and direction of an advisory committee of specialist based in Beirut.
Bibliographic references: Creswell 433; Rohricht 580-2.

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