Jaussen, Antonin / Savignac, Raphael. Mission Archéologique en Arabie III. Les Chateaux Arabes de Qeseir Amra, Haraneh et Tuba.

Paris, Paul Geuthner, 1922.

Small folio (210 x 297 mm). 2 volumes (text and atlas). Text vol.: (6), 134, (2) pp. with 21 text illustrations. Atlas vol.: 58 loose black-and-white plates and plans as issued. Text vol. in modern cloth-backed boards with original upper wrapper preserved and mounted on front cover; fitted together with the plates in modern cloth-backed board folder with velcro fasteners, preserving original upper board.

 1.500,00

Third and final instalment of the "Archaeological Mission to Arabia" series published by the "Societé des Fouilles Archéologiques" between 1909 and 1922, this issue dedicated entirely to the famous Umayyad desert castles Quseir Amra, Qasr Al-Kharanah, and Qasr Tuba in present-day eastern Jordan. "The authors found the description of Qasr Haraneh and Qasr Tuba to be faulty and unreliable and re-described them completely. They give numbers of views of Qeseir Amra and a briefer description. The text also includes itineraries and historical and epigraphical notes. It is well arranged, and seems to provide all the information that can possibly be wanted" [Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 57.1 [1925], p. 161).

Slight traces of worming in lower margin (no loss to text). Folder lightly rubbed around the edges, otherwise in good general condition.