Large 8vo. 308pp. Blind-embossed blue cloth. Frontispiece, portrait of Mark Sykes. lllustrated biography of Sir Mark Sykes, mostly known for the Sykes-Picot Agreement (see below). Head and tail of spine bumped and rubbed, with corners rubbed and slightly worn. Scuffing, rubbing and minor staining to boards. Browning to pages and page edges, not affecting text. Underlining in red to very few pages (pp. 26, 99, 102, 116). In English. Fair condition. Sir Mark Sykes, 6th Baronet (1879 - 1919) was an English traveler, Conservative Party politician and diplomatic advisor, particularly about matters respecting the Middle East at the time of World War I. He will always be associated with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, drawn up while the war was in progress, regarding the apportionment of postwar spheres of interest in the Ottoman Empire to Britain, France and Russia.The Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 was a secret understanding between the governments of Britain and France defining their respective spheres of post-World War I influence and control of the west Asian empire (then under Ottoman control), after the expected downfall of the Ottoman Empire. The boundaries of this agreement still remain in much of the common border between Syria and Iraq. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mark Sykes: His Life and Letters. With an ...
Publisher: Cassel and Company, Ltd
Publication Date: 1923
Book Condition: fair
Book Description ReInk Books, 2018. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from 1923 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 151707090
Book Description Cassell & Co, 1923. 2nd Printing. A very good ex-library copy in the original dull blue cloth, extremities worn, white ink number to spine, usual labels to front endpapers, one plate loose with sl. frayed edge else a clean tight example with no other markings. Seller Inventory # 65915