The Iraqi Government's Rough Guide to Iraq

[Government of 'Iraq]. Maps of 'Iraq with Notes for Visitors.

London, (Waterlow & Sons for) the Government of 'Iraq, 1929.

Folio (215 x 344 mm). (4), 34 pp. With a photographic frontispiece showing the Arch of Ctesiphon and 9 folding maps. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt.


Revised and enlarged edition: an excellent guide to the roads of Iraq, with notes compiled by government departments and members of commercial firms. The text contains chapters on the "Development of Oil Resources", "The Great Tribes of Iraq", and "The Iraq Police", and offers advice on roads and railways, the Iraq Automobile Association, "Government Regulations for Ladies Travelling in Iraq", and other information on history, culture and political organization of the country. The front pastedown bears a binder's ticket advising the owner that "the solution used in binding this book has been specially prepared in order to render the work impervious to the ravages of insects".

Ink ownership, dated Baghdad, 1934, to pastedown. Extremities slightly rubbed, otherwise very good.

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