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From India, Egypt and the Holy Land. The Netherlands, 1910 - First Edition

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UIT INDIE, EGYPTE EN HET HEILIGE LAND Brieven aan zijne vrienden - From India, Egypt and the Holy Land, by E. Stark, a magnificent edition with two engravings and twelve watercolor plaques of sites and landscapes in the East and Eretz Israel pasted on thick paper.

A collection of letters written by the author on his travels to India, Egypt and Palestine - the letters are in fact vivid descriptions of landscapes and people in the places he toured. The author stayed in Palestine for four years and toured it on donkeys and camels, and in the chapters dealing with the country, the author's admiration for the beauty of the country, the comfortable climate, and the customs of its inhabitants is evident. The author describe the beauty of the land and writes that it is nothing less than a paradise on earth. The author writes about the inhabitants of the country that its beauty and special qualities are well evident in their relaxed lifestyles, and in their comfortable temperament.

XII, 298 p. Original cover with gilt embossing of the book title, and engraving of the pyramids in Egypt. Very good condition.

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138. From India, Egypt and the Holy Land. The Netherlands, 1910 - First Edition