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Jerusalem: The Saga of the Holy City

Avi-Yonah, Michael; David H. K. Amiran; Julius Jotham Rothschild; H. M. Z. Meyer;

Published by The Universitas-Publishers, Jerusalem, 1954
Condition: fair Hardcover
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Oblong folio. vi,76,xxiiipp. Tan cloth with color illustrated paste-down in the rare dust jacket. Maroon title-label with gold lettering. Introduction by Benjamin Mazar (Maisler). "The Story of Jerusalem presents undoubtedly one of the most dramatic and breath-taking chapters to be found in world history.The saga of Jerusalem is that of a great prolonged and heroic venture; of a centuries-long struggle against the handicaps of barren soil, lack of water and unfavorable geographic situation; and, equally, of a struggle against armed might, power and commercial exploitation by one and all of those empires which have ruled the lands east of the Mediterranean since before the days of the Pharaohs, and until our own days." Contents: The Historical Background by Michael Avi-Yonah. The Geographical Background by David H. K. Amiran. The Pictorial Presentation: A History of Maps, Views & Reconstruction's by Herrmann M. Z. Meyer. A Shorter Bibliography on Jerusalem. The Maps. Illustrated with 25 photographic reproductions in color, b/w and duo tone of maps, etchings, woodcuts and drawings. Two large color fold-out maps (XXIV, XXV) in rear of book, held in place with paper-band as issued. The larger fold-out shows a map, Jerusalem: The Old City in the Year 1936, the smaller one is of the central Jerusalem area: Principal Holy Places with the Israel-Jordan Armistice lines of 3 April 1949. Closed tear on lower edge of band. Inner edge of large fold-out slightly creased. Wear to parts of edges. Heavy tearing and chipping on dj. 5" x 3 1/2" piece of lower part on rear of dj missing. One-third on back of dj separated but present. Free front endpaper creased. Dust jacket in poor, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Scarce in dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24742

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Title: Jerusalem: The Saga of the Holy City

Publisher: The Universitas-Publishers, Jerusalem

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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