Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 72

Early Guide to Palestine and Syria – for Official Use Only by the British – Cairo, 1918

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492$
Opening
400$
Lot Number 72

Early Guide to Palestine and Syria – for Official Use Only by the British – Cairo, 1918

Handbook on northern Palestine and southern Syria, on behalf of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (a force stationed in Egypt during World War I). Government press, Cairo, 1918. English.
An early guide to Palestine and southern Syria, printed in the early days of the British Mandate for Palestine, for official use by the British Army (Printed on the front cover and on title page: "Secret" and "For Official Use Only"). The guide includes information about central towns and the local populations, roads between the different towns (distances, sites along the route, condition of roads, necessary means of transportation, and more), and several maps (including maps of Nablus, Nazareth, Haifa, Damascus, Beirut and Tripoli).
IV, 368 pp + [8] plates (maps). Lacking one folding map enclosed with the guide (folded in rear pocket). 18 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases. Defects to binding.
Provenance: Shlomo Shva collection.

Sold For
492$
Opening
400$

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