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A major reference work on the intellectual and sociological life in Syria at the end of the 19th century.
Volume I: 404 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrated photographs Volume II: 405-832 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographs, 1 map,
Red cloth covered boards, Stamped decorations and titles in gilt. Bindings square and firm. Rubs and handling wear. Spine light sun-fading. Text clean with toning.
The author was an American Presbyterian missionary and for thirty years acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut and superintendent of its school. Later heading what became the American University of Beirut.
Appendices include a list of missionaries in Syria from 1819 to 1908.