Syria and The Holy Land, Their Scenery and Their People. Incidents of Travel &c., from the best and most recent authorities.

Kelly, Walter Keating.

Book ID: 9112


8vo. viii, 451 pp., half-title, woodcut vignette on title page, 180 woodcuts in text, later embossed cloth, title gilt on spine, marbled outer edges, library stamp on title page dated 1845, otherwise copy in very good condition, Chapman & Hall, London, first edition, 1844.


An interesting travel account covering history, topography, religion, and social life in the Holy land. Nine chapters deals with various Lebanese affairs including a discussion about the Druze. “A curious combination of author’s first-person observations with copious extracts from other travellers….’. Kelly visited Beirut, Tripoli, the Cedars, Damascus, Palmyra, Latakiah, Antioch, Jordan and Palestine.
Bibliographic references: Rohricht 414; Bevis, p. 110.

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