Lot 40
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Bell, Gertrude

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Description

  • Amurath to Amurath. London: William Heinemannm 1911
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (223 x 142mm.), photographic plates, original decorated cloth, DUST-JACKET

Provenance

Colonel Sir Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes, 6th Bt. (1879-1919), Saturday Review slip addressed to Sykes loosely inserted requesting an 800-word book review, "presentation copy" blindstamp

Catalogue Note

SIR MARK SYKES’S COPY.

This is the account of Gertrude Bell's 1909 expedition “to survey the Roman and Byzantine fortresses on the banks of the Euphrates in Mesopotamia. This has been regarded as her most important journey of exploration, covering territory previously unfamiliar to westerners. Starting from Aleppo she reached the palace of Ukhaidir in March 1909, returning by way of Baghdad and Mosul to Asia Minor” (ODNB).
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