Syrian-Lebanese autobiography

Risk Allah Effendi (Habeeb). The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon.

London, James Madden, 1854.

8vo. XII, 400 pp. Contemporary full blue calf, the spine elaborately gilt, blue silk page-marker, all edges gilt. Neat contemporary ownership inscription to front free-endpaper.


Second edition. "The author, a Christian Arab from Lebanon, gives a very interesting account of life among the native Christian population. The work consists of a mixture of autobiographical anecdotes, travels and information on Syria and Lebanon. There is also an amusing chapter on how a young Syrian sees England, plus a very interesting account of silk-worn culture" (Blackmer, 1427).

Minor wear to extremities of spine, corners slightly bumped, otherwise very good.

Cf. Blackmer 1427 (first edition).

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