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RISK ALLAH EFFENDI, HABEEB: - The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon. London, James Madden, 1854.

. Pp. xii, 400, adv. (4). With an engraved front portrait. Original blue blindpressed cloth, some staining, rebacked with parts of original spine preserved. Second edition (first 1853) of a charming travelogue. The author was a Syrian Christian raised in Lebanon who gives an interesting account of life among the native Christian population in Lebanon. "The work consists of a mixture of autobiographical anecdotes, travels, and information on Syria and Lebanon. There is also an amusing chapter on how a young Syrian sees England, plus a very interesting account of silk-worm culture". Cf Blackmer 1427.
EUR 580.00 [Appr.: US$ 687.51 | £UK 515.5 | JPą 71813] Book number 100920

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