Bagdad: How to See It. IRAQ, Nat Cooke, Alexander Cury.
Bagdad: How to See It
Bagdad: How to See It

Bagdad: How to See It

Cairo: World Wide Publications.

Undated, but pagination matches that of the first edition, dated as 1930 in OCLC. 224 pp, with numerous photographic illustrations and 3 maps (2 folding). Edgeworn, ownership signature on front cover, some loss to lower spine, tape repair inside front cover. Internally sound and clean; good or better.

A scarce and well written tourist guide to Baghdad in the inter-war years, also including itineraries for excursions to other parts of Iraq and Persia. Illustrations show street scenes, architecture, and archaeological excavations and artifacts, and there are ads for hotels, bookshops, shipping companies, steamer and rail lines, and auto transport (for passengers and goods) to Damascus, Beirut, and Tehran. One of the authors, Alexander Cury (apparently an anglicization of Khoori), was the author of similar guides to Cairo, Luxor, Jerusalem, and Cyprus.

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