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BONOMI, Joseph. Nineveh and its palaces. The discoveries of Botta and Layard, applied to the elucidation of holy writ. London, Office of the Illustrated London Library, (1852).Original embossed cloth gilt, spine gilt. With frontispiece, map and 234 wood-engravings. XX,402 pp. First edition. - Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity on the eastern bank of the river Tigris and capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire. - Age-browned, otherwise fine. [Boeknr.: 9656 ]

€ 125,00

MILLS, Dorothy. Beyond the Bosphorus. London, Duckworth, 1926.Original blue cloth (sl. discoloured). With portrait of the author and 34 photographic illustrations. 224 pp. First edition. - Lady Dorothy (1889-1959) was a glamorous society gal, daughter of the Earl of Orford. Although never quite shaking off her former image - touring Istanbul in a chauffeur-driven Ford - she nevertheless earned herself a reputation as one of the most daring and adventurous of all those crowds of ladies travelling between the two world wars (Robinson, Wayward women, p.187). After leaving Constantinople the author continues her journey visiting Ankara, South Anatolia, Syria, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Jordan and Iraq. [Boeknr.: 36068 ]

€ 95,00


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