[THE LEVANT AMERICAN COMMERCIAL Co]. Levant American Commercial Review. New York, The Levant American Commercial Co., July 1918-June 1919.
4to. Original pebble-grained cloth spine and front cover lettered in gilt; the first 12 issues, two large folding maps (the same repeated, one in black, the other one in blue, one loose, with repaired tears), illustrations in the text; light marking to cloth, internally very good.
Extremely rare. When the end of the First World War was in sight the United States under President Wilson where in search of new markets. Damascus had not fallen, but the American salesman got ready to step into the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, and replace the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires as trading partners in the region. A treasure trove of historical snapshots of the entire region, with valuable photographic material, not found in other publications.
Not in COPAC; OCLC locates a run in New York Public Library (number of issues not given), University of of Chicago has four volumes in two.