Many illustrations, most with tissue guards intact. A first-hand account of travels through ths area, with an Appendix containing material by the Rev. Smylie Robertson who “passed through the three days’ fearful carnage in Damascus”. Links travel and landscape to history as told in the Bible. Condition: Hinges strained in places; boards sound but with some fading and marking. An attractive but faded binding- purple cloth-covered boards, gilt decoration, bevelled edges. Spine very faded. One illustration loose; binding a little strained at this point.