by [RAILROADSÑSyria Ottoman Railway Co.] Huss, George M.
[Oakland, Ca.: De Witt & Snelling, 1894]. . 12mo, navy-blue cloth; title in gilt on front cover. Bookseller's ticket of De Witt & Snelling on front pastedown and bookplate of Henry Byron Phillipps tipped in on top of the bookseller's ticket lower outer corners slightly bumped; a very few leaves with minor dog-earing, INSCRIBED by Huss on the title to a Montgomery Gibbs and dated Dec 22nd 1894Two holdings found in OCLC: Northwestern University Library andthe National Library of Israel. On this record the place of publication is given as [England].DeWitt & Snelling was a bookseller and occasional-publisher in Oakland, California. The company was owned by James F. Snelling and Frederic M. DeWitt. The New York Public has a group of catalogues running from 1905-1913From the "Note": In 1893 Mr. Willliam Townsend, Mr. George Townsend and I, contracted with the Syria Ottoman Railway Co of London, to build a railway from Acre and Haifa, on the Mediterranean coast, to Damascus. During a triip made to Syria, with Mr. George Townsend the following letters were written...."Very colorful and evocative descriptions of live and scenery of the region. (Inventory #: 2653)
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