Une année de voyage dans l'Arabie centrale (1862-1863). Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Émile Jonveaux, et accompagné d'une carte et de quatre plans

Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette, 1866. First edition in French (first published London, 1865). 8vo. 2 volumes: xvi, 346; (4), 429, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece, double-page map, four plans. As a Catholic missionary in Syria, Palgrave "undertook an adventurous journey across Central Arabia in 1862 and 1863. His object was to ascertain how far missionary enterprise was possible among pure Arabs, but he also accepted a mission from Napoleon III, who furnished funds for the journey, for the purpose of reporting on the attitude of Arabs towards France, and on the possibility of obtaining pure Arabian blood-stock for breeding purposes in Europe. Passing as a Syrian Christian doctor and merchant, he found his best protection in his intimate acquaintance with Arabian manners, speech, and letters … the result of his journey he embodied in one of the most fascinating of modern books of travel" (DAB). Very good. Original red quarter-morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt rules, ornaments, and title on spines. (#5240). Item #58287

Price: $300.00

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