EWING, William. Arab and Druze at Home. A Record of Travel and Intercourse with the Peoples East of the Jordan. London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1907.
8vp. Original decorated buckram; pp. xii, 179, frontispiece, map, and numerous plates after photographs, apart from restored flaw to tail of spine, and occasional very light toning internally, a remarkably clean and fresh copy with school prize bookplate inside front cover..
Scarce first edition. 'The lands beyond the Jordan are seldom visited. For the ordinary sight-seer the difficulties and dangers are considerable; but these almost entirely vanish before one who can speak the language and is able to mingle freely with the people. This book is an attempt to lift a little way the veil which still so largely obscures that region, in spite of its great and splendid history; where picturesque and beautiful scenery, the crumbling memorials of grey antiquity, and the life of villager and nomad to-day, cast a mysterious spell upon the spirit. While the information given in the following pages is woven round the narrative of a single journey, it is the outcome of frequent travel and familiar intercourse with the peoples both east and west of Jordan' (Foreword). The author was a missionary of the Free Church of Scotland in Palestine; the photos were provided by other Scots residing in the Levant.