Zehil, Abdallah. Petit Guide Historique de la Syrie, la Palestine et l'Egypte.

Marseille, E. Maurin & M. Pages, 1929.

Small 4to. 60, (6) pp. With 13 black and white photographic plates, 2 of which full-page, as well as a folding coloured map of Syria, Palestine and Egypt.


First edition. A compact guide to Syria, Palestine and Egypt before the inter-war period, written by the agent general of the French steamship company in the Middle East. Outlining the countries' history and recommending places to visit, it is illustrated with views of Beirut, Tripolis, Aleppo, Nazareth, and Cairo, as well as important landmarks, including the Great Mosque of Damascus, temples at Baalbek, Palmyra, the Sphinx and the pyramids, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall.

Label of the Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner in Paris to front cover. Upper wrapper somewhat foxed, spine and margins slightly worn.


OCLC 7201775.

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