Item #63258 The Wilderness of Zin. With a Chapter on Greek Inscriptions by M.N.Tod. Introduction by Sir Frederic Kenyon. T. E. LAWRENCE, Charles Leonard WOOLLEY, Thomas Edward, Sir.
The Wilderness of Zin. With a Chapter on Greek Inscriptions by M.N.Tod. Introduction by Sir Frederic Kenyon.
The Wilderness of Zin. With a Chapter on Greek Inscriptions by M.N.Tod. Introduction by Sir Frederic Kenyon.

The Wilderness of Zin. With a Chapter on Greek Inscriptions by M.N.Tod. Introduction by Sir Frederic Kenyon.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. [Near East Archaeology] NEW EDITION, the First Trade Edition, preceded only by the scarce printing by the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, which was solely obtained through their offices. Small quarto (26 x 20cm), pp.[2] 166. With 40 photographic or illustrated plates at rear, as well as numerous in-text illustrations, and a folding plan of Abda Fortress. Publisher's orange cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Top edge orange. With the typographic dust-jacket priced at 18s. A lovely crisp, clean copy with just a hint of spotting to edges and endpapers, and a little wear to jacket. Near fine. During January and February 1914, Lawrence and Woolley, in the company of a British Army surveying detachment led by Capt. Newcombe, under the guise of an archaeological survey, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula, then under Turkish rule. The British sought updated maps for the war they felt was coming, but to complete the fiction of the archaeological work, Woolley and Lawrence wrote The Wilderness of Zin. Item #63258

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