Burton was Consul at Damascus from 1865-1871. During that period Drake went to Syria as a representative of the Palestine Exploration Fund, but for some reason he left the Fund, and he and Burton continued the exploration of Syria and Lebanon on their own. This work is not a continuous narrative of their travels but consists of articles by Burton, Drake, Mrs Burton and others. The plates include shells, plants, and Burton’s collection of anthropological materials from the Holy Land (skulls etc.) The text contains catalogues of these materials.
First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., half-titles to both volumes, xx, 360; viii, 400pp., two lithographed frontispieces, folding map, 25 lithographed plates, 11 folding, including 10 calligraphic plates lithographed in brown, some very scattered spotting, endpapers a little foxed, third issue original mustard cloth, covers ruled in black (without lettering), spines lettered in black, a few light scuff marks and rubbing to cloth, spines slightly darkened, a very good set.
Blackmer 247; Penzer p.85-8.
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