Baalbek Caravans
Baalbek Caravans

WADDY, Charis. Baalbek Caravans.

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WADDY, Charis. Baalbek Caravans. Beirut, Riad Soth Square, Librairie du Liban, [1967].

8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper; pp. [viii], 211, plates after photographs on high-quality paper; wrapper minimally rubbed, otherwise near-fine.
Scarce sole edition, signed by the author on title-page. At the time the Baalbek festival of drama, dance and music drew an international crowd, Australian- born Charis Waddy, who had come to the Middle East in her childhood with her father who had been part of Allenby's army, saw the necessity to write a book on the history and surroundings of Baalbek and have it beautifully produced in Lebanon. At Oxford she had been the first woman to specialize in Arabic.