New York: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1896.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 318 pp, illustrated from photographs. Original green cloth with gilt vignette of mounted rider in Middle Eastern garb on front board. Corners lightly bumped, a few small rubbed spots, but overall a very attractive copy. Ownership inscription, "Albert Haley, August 1896" on front free endpaper. Terhune's first book, describing his travels across Syria on horseback. He describes the work in the Introduction as "a description of the Holy Land of to-day, as seen through a young man's eyes....If my book is not that of a scholar, it is at least the tale of a traveler who felt deeply the more than human interest that must always cling to that dead land which was the cradle of our great faith." A contemporary review wrote in The Dial, "This is a rather careless and flippant account, in a gossipy journalistic style....However, the author's unconventional point of view lends a new aspect to some common experiences, and there are some entertaining stories." Smith, American Travellers Abroad, T28.