A Trip to Palestine and Syria. John P. Hackenbroch.

A Trip to Palestine and Syria

Hardcover. Very Good. Item #000485

[New York]: [The Richardson Press], 1913. Presumed First Edition with no additional printings listed. Octavo; 243pp. Green cloth with gold-stamped face and spine. 21 photographic illustrations in sepia. Binding superficially chewed and minimally soiled, with a narrow vertical run to cloth on back. Gold stamping still bright. Joints solid; hinges split front and back but still holding. Previous owner's holiday gift stamp plus signature dated 1938 on free front endpaper. Toned but clean and solid textblock.

Hackenbrock's itinerary follows, per his forthright admission, the plan of an established "Cook's Tour" for travelers in the Holy Land. Hackenbrock's 1929 obituary in the Paterson, New Jersey newspaper describes him as an agent for Paterson's "Domestic Sewing Machine Company" and as an "Aged Broadway Man [who] Has Been in Almost Every Country in the World." A fascinating century-old foretaste of today's Biblical tourism.

Price: $35.00

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