This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. ESDRAELON -- NAIN -- JEZREEL -- GIDEON'S FOUNTAIN GILBOA. points unnaturally near. A strong, bracing wind kept the atmosphere from growing oppressive, and all nature seemed to share in the exhilaration that such a day, coming after a long spell of rain, is sure to bring with it. Behind us ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. ESDRAELON -- NAIN -- JEZREEL -- GIDEON'S FOUNTAIN GILBOA. points unnaturally near. A strong, bracing wind kept the atmosphere from growing oppressive, and all nature seemed to share in the exhilaration that such a day, coming after a long spell of rain, is sure to bring with it. Behind us rose Mount Hermon, towering over the neighboring hills and covered from base to crown with glittering snow. The lowland rain had crystallized at that great height. Little clouds, pale pink and golden, hung about the mountain, and the white expanse was sharply denned against a background of deep blue sky. HE rain, as I have said, held me at Nazareth longer than I had planned to stay; but rain, even in Syria, must pause sometimes, and at last a clear morning dawned. I left the hotel early, glad to be once more on the move. The train had already started on, and we followed over the hills and down into the Plain of Esdraelon. As we entered the plain we stopped and looked back. Not a cloud was left in the sky, and the air was very clear, bringing distant Hermon had been lost to our sight for some days, and we hailed his reappearance, in this new and beautiful guise, with delight. We were brought down to things earthly before we had time to weary of the sight, by coming upon the train. The ground was muddy, the mire in many places lying so deep as to be dangerous, while here and there great cracks and fissures showed along the plain, as if an earthquake had passed by. The Jonah-like canteenmule had chosen such a time and place to lie down and roll. As we rode up, the muleteers had just managed to get him free from the canteen-chest, which was firmly imbedded in the mud, and were standing about, discussing the situation sadly and helplessly. David...
Very Good. Hardcover with gilt stamped maroon cloth boards, 1897 (presumed second printing), octavo, 318pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG with rubbing and soil to boards, spine dulled, spotting to rear board, mild wear to spine ends and corners, binding tight, endpapers show soil and foxing, text unmarked but mildly age-toned and showing some mild soil to edges, top edge gilt. No DJ.
Good. No Jacket. Red cloth. 318 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout, all present as called for. A firsthand account of the author's travels through Syria and associated lands in the Middle East, discussing the people and their culture and customs, as well as the various cities and towns he visited. Terhune discusses various holy sites and cities, as well as places such as Beirut, Damascus, the Bedouins, etc. Perhaps of note, Terhune calls attention in his introduction to the plight of the Armenians in Turkey, taking to task England and the United States for their lack of attention to Turkey's treatment of the Armenians. This foreshadows the Armenian Genocide that was to occur starting in 1915. By Albert Payson Terhune, an American author perhaps best known for his works on dogs. GOOD condition. Covers offset along the spine, with general fading. Minor soiling and spotting. Some scuffing along the extremities. Interior binding shaken but holding.
Very Good. Terhune, Albert Payson. Syria From the Saddle. New York: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1897. 2nd printing. 318pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Book condition: Very good with slight roll and lightly rubbed extremities. Scarce, lovely copy of author's first book.
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