Very Good. Item #5647
Tel Aviv: The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, 1985. First Edition. Signed by co-author Rabinovich on half title to journalist William Safire with inscription "Sep 25, 93 - For Bill, Despatches or dispatches? A book that has a lot to do with language and politics. Cordially, Itamar Rabinovich."
Octavo; 225pp. Illustrated paper wraps. Light bumping and creasing to bottom front corner, with some toning along spine and fore-edge. A few glue marks along gutter between front cover and half title, with a stray string from binding exposed. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
A collection with introduction and expansions by the co-authors of documents by British diplomat Gilbert MacKereth, who acted as His Majesty's Consul in Damascus in the inter-war period.