THE MIDDLE EUPHRATES, A TOPOGRAPHICAL ITINERARY
Publisher: American Geographical Society
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Edition: 1st edition
New York; American Geographical Society, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. xv+426pp + two maps in rear pocket. Illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams. VG condition. Gray cloth boards lightly rubbed, spine lightly browned with age. Gilt titling on black background still bright on front and spine. Dust stains to top edge. A small owner signature on ffep. Some foxing to preliminaries through the title page; thereafter no foxing. Interior clean, unmarked and securely bound. Musil (the Czech Lawrencce of Arabia) explored the Middle East extensively in the early 20th century. "In 1915...I not only made an investigation of the canal systems adjoining the former estuary of the Euphrates but on my way back to Syria traced the left bank of the Euphrates northward ...following a route prompted by the study of historical records which demonstrate that in early times the left bank was even more important than the right as a commercial and military highway. These expoloations both along the banks of the great river and in its vicinity form the subject of the present work." (cfm) *Parnassus Book Service has been in business since 1957.