Skinner, [Thomas]. Adventures During a Journey Overland to India, by Way of Egypt, Syria, and the Holy Land.

London, Richard Bentley, 1836.

8vo. 2 vols. XI, (1), 324 pp. XI, (1), 291, (1) pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces (portrait and view of the Lake of Tiberias). Contemporary calf with triple giltstamped cover fillets and blindstamped ornamental borders, leading edges gilt, inner dentelle gilt, spines rebacked to style with giltstamped label. Marbled endpapers; all edges marbled.


First edition.

An account of a journey made in 1833 through Egypt, the Holy Land, Syria, Mesopotamia (Baghdad, Babylon and Basrah), Persia, down the Arabian Gulf (stopping at Muscat, "the hottest place on earth") and thence to India.

Corners bumped; frontispieces foxed. Attractively bound copy; armorial bookplates ("Gadsden", motto "decrevi") to pastedowns; contemporary ownership "C. J. Wilton" to flyleaf.

Blackmer 1547. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 237. Röhricht 1808. OCLC 4255403. Cf. Atabey 1142 (1837 second ed.).