London: Edward Arnold, 1912. [Military History/Travel] FIRST EDITION. Large octavo (23 x 16cm), pp.333; , blank; , advertisements; 8, Catalogue. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates. Publisher's green cloth pictorially blocked in black and gilt, edges untrimmed, printed dust-wrapper priced at 15s. Edges slightly dusty, spine of jacket a touch sunned with a few tiny nicks at crown. A lovely fine copy. Rare in jacket, with no copy recorded as sold at auction. Describes the Italo-Turkish campaign of 1911-12 in which the invading Italian forces tried unsuccessfully to conquer Libya. This book covers the military moves of both sides, although its sympathy lies with the defending Arab troops for whom the conflict was indeed a 'Holy War'. Item #51443
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