MORRIS, James The Market of Seleukia. London, Faber, .
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. 337, plates after photographs, sketch maps, one fold-out map at rear; apart from light marginal wear to wrappers and a little offsetting from endpapers, inside of wrapper with old repairs, a well-preserved copy of a beautiful book production, with the text printed on high-quality eggshell paper.
First edition of a scarce early travel book by James Morris, which paints a picture of the Middle East at the time of the Suez crisis. James Morris masterly prose covers Egypt and Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran. 'The Market of Seleukia is much more than political reporting. With wit, style and feeling, it captures the very texture of the earth and mankind between the Nile and the Caspian' (inside front flap).