London: Stacey International. Early edition. Hardcover. 191pp. Quarto [29 cm] Gray paper covered boards with light green ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The edges of the covers are gently bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition. There are two small light moisture stains on the rear panel. The edges are gently bumped and rubbed. Item #27628
From the Introduction- "The towns of the Middle-Euphrates make Syria the cradle of the oldest civilisation in the world, but it is above all the site of the most extraordinary cross-fertilisation of nations and civilisations in the history of humanity."