Travels among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine.
4to. XV, (1), 669, (1) pp. With a folding engraved map and 28 wood-engraved vignettes as chapter headings. Half brown calf over marbled boards, spine compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco gilt lettering label.
First edition. James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), founder of the Calcutta Journal, Oriental Herald and Colonial Review, The Sphynx, and The Argus, social reformer and founding member of the British and Foreign Institute, travelled in the Middle East as a sea captain and merchant. This work relates the part of his travels which took him through Nazareth, the plains of the Hauran, Damascus, Tripoli, Lebanon and Balbec to Aleppo. An appendix refutes the charges of plagiarism brought by Burckhardt and Bankes against his Travels in Palestine.
Occasional light foxing and staining, slight offsetting from the engraved map to the titled. A very good copy.
Blackmer 232. Tobler 143. Röhricht 1650. Howgego II, B69, p. 78.