BUCKINGHAM, James Silk.

Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine,

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Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine,
including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea, and from thence through the plains if the Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbeck, and by the valley of the Orontes to Seleucia, Antioch, and Aleppo. With an appendix containing a refutation of certain unfounded calumnies industriously circulated against the author of this work.
London, Longmans, 1825.

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Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine,

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Buckingham travelled overland from Egypt to India in 1816-17 via Palestine, Syria, and Mesopotamia. This work describes the portion of his journey from Nazareth to Aleppo and Damascus, and also contains an appendix refuting charges of plagiarism which were levelled against his earlier work on Palestine.

Description

First edition. 4to., xvi, 670 pp., folding map, 28 vignettes, contemporary polished calf gilt by Robert Seton, Edinburgh (“bookbinder to the King”), his ticket to front paste-down, covers ruled in gilt, gilt panelled spine in six compartments, gilt lighthouse to the first, red morocco label to second, raised bands, marbled edges, a fine example.

Bibliography

Blackmer 232.

 

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