The Middle Euphrates. A Topographical Itinerary.

Musil, Alois.

Book ID: 22627


8vo. xv, 426 pp., frontispiece map, 57 photographs, 2 folding maps in rear pocket, original cloth stained in red ink on front cover, title tipped in black on spine & upper cover, copy clean inside and in very good condition, published under The Patronage of the Czech Academy of Sciences & Arts, and of Charles R. Crane, American Geographical Society, Oriental Explorations & Studies No: 3, New York, first edition, 1927.


Alois Musil (1868-1944) was a noted, early Arabist, and professor in Prague. This work covers his travels in the desert from 1896 to 1915 in what is now Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the north end of Saudi Arabia. Between 1908 and 1915 he carried out far more extended explorations in the immense deserts between the Tigris and the settled frontiers of Syria and southward into the Nejd.

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