A Guide to Jerusalem and Judea reprinted from the Traveller's Handbook …
A Guide to Jerusalem and Judea reprinted from the Traveller's Handbook …

LUKE, Harry Charles [editor and contributor]. A Guide to Jerusalem and Judea reprinted from the Traveller's Handbook for Palestine and Syria. Revised by Harry Charles Luke.

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LUKE, Harry Charles [editor and contributor]. A Guide to Jerusalem and Judea reprinted from the Traveller's Handbook for Palestine and Syria. Revised by Harry Charles Luke. London, Simpkin, Marshall etc., 1924.

Small 8vo. Original red pebble-grained flexible cloth with rounded edges, spine and front cover lettered in gilt; pp. 152, with double-page tinted lithographic plan and map; final page with repairs along gutter, very minor marking and light rubbing to extremities of the binding, a good copy.
Very rare first edition of a guide book for tourists to the main attractions in Mandate Palestine, edited and with contributions based on first-hand information gathered by the Assistant Governor of Jerusalem, where the Allenby Hotel offered 'Music before and at Dinner time' and 'Small dance every Saturday night'. Harry Charles Luke, of Hungarian and Polish ancestry, held several Colonial posts and wrote very good works on the Middle East, all of which quite rare.

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