Hardcover. Large thick 8vo. viii + 1007pp. [2 errata slips bound in]. Original blind ruled black cloth with gilt titling to spine. The scarce privately printed first edition of this work, which was well enough received to be printed again in 1898 by both J. W. Bouton of New York and George Redway of London. The author, Samuel Fales Dunlap (1825-1905) was another of those nineteenth century polymaths who, like Forlong and Massey, came up with their own interpretation of ancient history. His works included "The Origin Of Ancient Names Of Countries, Cities, Individuals, And Gods" (1856), "Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man" (1858), and "Sod, the Son of the Man" (1861). They found particular favour in Theosophical circles, with Blavatsky quoting from "Sod, the Son of the Man" on numerous occasions in "Isis Unveiled." Whilst notionally a study of the Ghebers, a Zoroastrian sect in the city of Hebron, the a province of Syria under Ottoman rule, the work extends to cover the broader religious and culture of the region. Cloth a little faded, rubbed at all edges with some chafing and light fraying at spine ends and corners. A little shaken with some loosening of hinges - but quite sound. Large modern bookplate on the pastedown and previous owner's name and year of acquisition (1894) on second blank, page edges darkened, paper a little browned. Still overall a near VG copy of a this scarce First Edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Ghebers of Hebron An Introduction to the...
Publisher: Privately printed
Publication Date: 1894
Edition: First Edition.
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