London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872.
First edition. Lithographic frontispiece to each vol., folding map, 25 other lithographic plates (11 of which are) folding. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco and cloth sides, t.e.g. Front joint of vol. I tender, headcap and joints of vol. II rubbed; short tape repair to verso of one fold of map, still a very good set. Penzer pp. 85-88; Blackmer 247; Casada 68. Item #308355
Account of the lands and tribes of Syria, written by Burton and Drake while Burton was British consul in Damascus. Drake had walked from the Sinai through desert Palestine with Edward Palmer on the first surveying expedition of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Burton was dismissed from his post because of opposition to him from the Ottoman governor of Syria and high level intrigue in the British consular service.
Price: $1,250.00 Free International Delivery