LUKACH, Harry Charles. The Fringe of the East. A Journey through Past and Present Provinces of Turkey. London, Macmillan and Co., 1913.
8vo. Original blue cloth gilt, vignette of a Turkish kiosk, in gilt to upper cover; pp. xiii, 273, [2, advertisements]; plates after photographs, one map; slightly rubbed, offsetting from endpapers, text a little spotted, a good copy.
First edition. An account of the author's visits to Rhodes, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Judaea, Syria, Lebanon, a trip from Aleppo to the Euphrates, and several monasteries including Mount Athos. Harry Charles Luke, as he was later known, of Hungarian and Polish ancestry, held several Colonial posts and wrote very good works on the Middle East, all of which quite rare. This book describes the Levant during the last years of Ottoman rule.