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BURTON, Richard and DRAKE, Charles F. Tyrwhitt.

Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulul El Safa, the Anti-Libanus, the Northern Libanus, and the'Alah.
London: Tinsley Brothers. 1872..

FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. 8vo. Volume one INSCRIBED BY ISABEL BURTON on half-title, 2 lithographed frontispieces, folding map, 25 other lithographed plates, 11 of which folding, half-titles to both volumes, library stamps of the British School of Archeology in Jerusalem to verso of plates, modern half calf gilt by Aquarius, a very handsome copy. 27 full page plates.

INSCRIBED "To our dear uncle Sir Robt. Gerard with the [?] love of his niece & nephew Richard & Isabel Burton July 1 -1872." Isabel was very close to her uncle, and wrote that he "was like a father to me." - Romance of Isabel Lady Burton, p. 689. 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. The 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.), and the text contains catalogues of these materials.

(Blackmer 247; Penzer p.85-88.)

Price £ 4500.00
Stock Code 28405
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