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JESSUP, HENRY HARRIS: - The Women of the Arabs. New York, Dodd & Mead, (1873).

. Pp. (ii), x, 372. With frontispiece and thirteen wood engraved plates protected by tissue guards. Publisher's decorated brown cloth printed in gold and black, with some very light wear. Old ownership signature on front paste down. A few pages and the plates with some foxing. First edition, extremely rare. This work dealing with the role of women in society and female education in Lebanon and Syria is one of the earliest of its kind. Henry Harris Jessup (1832-1910) was an American missionary who came to Syria (now Lebanon) in 1855 where he stayed and worked until his death. He served as acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut for more than thirty years. He functioned as secretary of the Asfuriyeh Hospital for the Insane from its establishment and also becoming missionary editor of the Arabic Journal, El Nesrah. Jessup writes about the situation for women in the Mohammedan world in general but he also describes the Druze religion and Druze women; the extreme Shi'ite group Nusayriyyah; different missionary schools for girls in Syria (and Lebanon); Beduin Arabs; the cities of Homs and Aleppo; and at last a chapter written for children. Smith J21.
EUR 1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1903.8 | £UK 1389 | JP¥ 208814] Booknumber: 120685

Total: EUR 1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1903.8 | £UK 1389 | JP¥ 208814]

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