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This guide was first published in in English in 1876 and this example is the fifth and final edition published just prior to the First World War. This issue was ‘Remodelled and Augmented’ according to the title. The title explains that this work goes on to take in Mesopotamia, Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus. Hinrichsen states that this and three other publications of the firm ‘acted as ‘noble advertising’ to confirm the reputation of the firm’. At the time the region was still under Ottoman control but siding with the German Empire meant they lost control of the region by the conclusion of the war in 1918. In this edition an eighteen page section on Cyprus is included for the first time. It contains a general map of the island and plans of Famagusta and Nicosia.

Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker (1801-59) was a German publisher whose publications became the authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Initially the guides were published with tan covers but from 1856 the trademark red binding was introduced. The guides included everything the traveller could want to know: accommodation, restaurants, tipping, sights, routes, transport, walks etc. The first guide in English appeared in 1861, following his death. The family continued the business under his sons, Ernst, Karl, Fritz and Hans. Hinrichsen E258.


Palestine and Syria

Leipzig, 1912
Octavo (160 x 105 mm.), full publisher’s red cloth, blind ruled boards, gilt titles to upper board and spine, with cloth page marker, marbled edges. Pp. civ, 462, with 21 coloured maps, 56 plans, many folding, and a folding panorama of Jerusalem at p. 76, very minor waterstain just visible on some leaves, otherwise an excellent example.
Stock number: 10840


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