New edn., 4to., 166pp., 40 pp. plates, many intext illus. Rust coloured boads, bright gilt lettering, slight edge wear, corners of front board slightly bumped, occasional slight foxing, dw dusty and frayed now in protective cover, VG/G. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Wilderness of Zin with a chapter on ...
Editorial: London Jonathan Cape
Año de publicación: 1936
Descripción Jonathan Cape. London. 1936 New edition., 1936. Tall 8vo. (10 x 7 ins.) In red cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. With original dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; darkened, tears/chips to corners, tear to front, Not price clipped). Edges of cloth darkened. Neat inscription to front endpaper. One or two small foxing spots, Else a clean and tight copy. 164pp. With 40 b&w photograph plates at back and line drawings and diagrams in text, with 2 maps. New edition of the original publication from 1915. Woolley and Lawrence were on an expedition to discover more about the Wanderings of the Israelites, the origins of the Nabateans and the reason for so many extensive Byzantine ruins in so wild a desert. However, it is now thought that the entire venture of Wooley and Lawrence was a front for a British Army survey of the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula (then under Turkish suzerainty), as the British needed updated maps in anticipation of the war. Lawrence himself described the original publication of the Report as "whitewash". Nevertheless, it remains an interesting and well illustrated account of their excavations. Nº de ref. de la librería 76510