Unexplored Syria Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul el Safa, the Anti-Libanus, The Northern Libanus, and The` Alah. TWO VOLUMES.

Burton, Richard Francis & C. F. Tyrwhit Drake.

Book ID: 382


8vo. Volume I: viii, [2], 360 pp., / Volume II: vi, [1], 400 pp., half-titles, 1 folding coloured map, 27 lithographed plates (11 folding) + 28 illustrations in text, original mustard cloth, upper covers ruled in black but not lettered, spine ends rubbed, occasional light spotting and soiling mainly to end leaves, small ink library stamp on title pages and end pages, pencil annotation on end fly leaf, small hole on front endpaper; otherwise copy in very good condition; Tinsley Brothers, London, first edition, 1872.


Drake went to Syria for the Palestine exploration fund whilst Burton was Consul at Damascus, and this work comprises various articles written by them (and others), describing visits to the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon and including catalogues of the shells, plants and other material collected, which are illustrated, the work includes also a chapter on Arabic proverbs.
Bibliographic Reference: Blackmer 247; Penzer pp. 85-88.

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