New York: Dodd, Mead, 1907. First American Edition. Cloth. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover and embossed decorations. Gilt top edge. Many watercolor plates by Tyrwhitt. 473 pp.
Corners scuffed. Minor stains to right block edge. Hinges overopened, with some tearing to paper at rear hinge. Light discoloraiton from liquid at top center edge of several pages throughout. Light foxing throughout.
This is a first American edition of the most notable work by British orientalist D.S. Margoliouth. Most notable are the gorgeous watercolor plates by Tyrwhitt, of which this book contains dozens, depicting landmarks and daily life in the turn-of-the-century Middle East. Very good. Item #1114