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[PATON, Andrew Archibald].

The modern Syrians;

or native society in Damascus, Aleppo, and the mountains of the Druses, from notes made 1841, 2, 3, by an Oriental student.

Stock Code
94567
London, Longman, 1844
£1,500

A 'very interesting work' (Blackmer), containing long accounts of Beirut, Damascus and Aleppo, as well as detailed accounts of the Druses. A career diplomat, Paton (1811-1874), acted as private secretary to Colonel George Hodges in Egypt from 1839-1840, and was afterwards attached to the political department of the British staff in Syria under Colonel Hugh Henry Rose (afterwards Baron Strathnairn). He was given the rank of deputy assistant quartermaster-general.

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Description

First edition. 8vo., viii, 309 pp., 32 pages ads at end dated September 1844, original dark green blindstamped cloth gilt, an excellent example. Scarce.

Bibliography

Blackmer 1268.

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