London: Hutchinson & Co., 1916. Hardcover. Very good. Folding frontispiece map, with a textual map as well. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1916. First edition. Patterson (1867-1947), a British soldier and hunter, is best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (1907). Although he was himself a Protestant, he became a major figure in Zionism during the First World War as the commander of both the Zion Mule Corps and later the 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (also known as the Jewish Legion), which would eventually serve as the foundation of the Israeli Defence Force decades later. The Zion Mule Corps, which served with distinction in the Gallipoli Campaign, has been described as "the first Jewish fighting force in nearly two millennia." Small octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Tiny ink notation to the front flyleaf. The spine is a trifle sun faded; otherwise very good. (Inventory #: 64476)
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