CURTIS, George William. The Howadji in Syria. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1852.
8vo. Original dark brown cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt; pp. 304, [8, advertisements]; one corner worn, foxing as usual; a better than average copy.
First editon. The American member of a Fourierist utopian community and admirer of Ralph Waldo Emerson spent four years in Europe and the Middle East. He left Palestine via the Golan Hights and moved into Syria, with a long sojourn in Damascus, were he describes the interiors of Damascene houses with admiration, before leaving the Levant via Baalbek, the Bekaa Valley, and enjoying the beauty of Lebanon.