London: Edward Arnold, 1898.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. pp. xvi, 267, with 30 photographic plates (many photogravures), a line drawing, and a folding map. Original green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Mild bumping to the top corners and the tips, internals clean and sound. Henry Algernon George Percy (1871-1909) first visited Turkey and other parts of the near east shortly after his election to Parliament (representing South Kensington) in 1895. He developed a deep interest in and affection for the region, traveling there again in 1897 and recounting his experiences in this book. He visited again in 1899, subsequently writing The Highlands of Asiatic Turkey (1901), in which he began to expound more fully his views on the political situation in the region. He actively promoted an alliance between Germany and Britain over Turkey to promote stability and stem Russian influence (DNB).