THE SYRIAN DESERT, CARAVANS, TRAVEL, AND EXPLORATION

THE SYRIAN DESERT, CARAVANS, TRAVEL, AND EXPLORATION
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PublishingDate: 1937
Publisher: A.&C. Black Ltd
Condition: Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Fair
Edition: 1st edition
Price: $40.00
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London, A.&C. Black Ltd, 1937. Hardcover with dj. Illustrated with sixteen plates and four maps. xv + 410pp. Conditon is G+ with a Fair dj.  Jacket is very worn and soiled, with a number of tears, particularly at the extremities, and missing chips. Boards are mottled and rubbed. Owner name penned on ffep. Otherwise unmarked though there is a large age spot on the title page, and a couple spots with light foxing.  Book is square and tightly bound, fold out maps are very nice.  The author "describes the desert and its inhabitants, the channels of ancient and medieval trade, the early travellers and their hardships, the life of the great merchant and pilgrim caravans, eleven centuries of postal service, and finally the era of mechanical transport." (cfm)

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