MACKINTOSH, Mrs. Damascus and Its People. Sketches of Modern Life in Syria. London, Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1883.
8vo. Original brown cloth, decorated in red and black, lettered in gilt; pp. xii, 296, frontispiece and full-page illustrations after drawings; front fly-leaf replaced, light offsetting from front paste-down to frontispiece and title-page, internally only scattered very light spotting, overall agood copy in the original binding.
~b~First edition~i~ of a scarce book on Damascus. 'It is with the present that this little volume is mainly occupied. No attempt has been made to give any historical sketch of this long-surviving city; my chief desire has been to awaken fresh interest in its present inhabitants, with many of whom a residence of seven years in Damascus has given me opportunities of forming an intimate acquaintance' writes Ms Mackintosh 'late of the British Syrian Schools, Damascus' in the preface.