Past and Present in the East

By: Jones, Harry (Rev.)

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Moderate rubbing and marks to boards. Some fraying and small 1/4" chips to cloth at corners of boards. Some foxing. Binding shaken, with splits to gutters between some gatherings. ; No date [1881]. 144 pages. Cloth boards with gilt illustration of the Egyptian pyramids on front cover. Page dimensions: 208 x 165mm. Page edges gilt. Illustrated with wood engravings, some by "Whymper". "Take good store of captains, or other biscuits, for the Desert especially. Arab bread is bad, and that the traveller starts with soon gets very hard. [. . .] A small keg of whisky for a glass of toddy before turning in after a hard day's march is desirable, especially as the Desert traveller may chance on some nights of cold rain. We had very little 'spirit' with us, and wished we had brought more. Good bitter beer is got at Suez, and a case of it might well be put on a camel." - from the chapter "A Few Hints to Travellers [. . .]", page 142. Contents: To Egypt, Cairo and the Nile; Upper Egypt: Memphis, Thebes, Syene; Egypt: The Pyramids and the Sphinz; Suez; The Desert of Sinai; Mount Sinai and the Great Wilderness; From the Wilderness to Hebron; Jerusalem; The Dead Sea; Jericho; Samaria and Galilee; The Coasts of Tyre and Sidon; A Few Hints to Travellers in the East, Especially the Desert.

Title: Past and Present in the East

Author Name: Jones, Harry (Rev.)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: [1881]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 18783