New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. Illustrated with a fold-out map of the Sinai Peninsula. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards. Spine stamped in gold. 330 pp. Item #789
"The Peninsula is as unique in its scenery as in its history - combining the three great features of the desert, the mountains and the sea: the sands, the cliffs, and the rolling waters - all which have a peculiar fascination when seen in a pure, transparent atmosphere, with the lights and shadows of sunrisings and sunsettings. Passing through such a country, not as an explorer, but only as a traveller, the writer has been content to accept what came within his personal observation, and to describe only what he could see with his own eyes. The notes which are here written out were all taken on the spot, often in the most difficult circumstances - in the tent at the close of day, when wearied with a long march; or at noon, resting under a cliff, in 'the shadow of a great rock in a weary land' on the shore of the sea, or on the tops of mountains." Table of Contents: Egypt in the Spring of 1882; England in Egypt; The First Day on the Desert; Marah, Elim and the Camp by the Red Se; Our Bedaween Companions; A Sabbath in the Wilderness; The Ascent of Mount Serbal; Coming to the Foot of Sinai; On the Top of Mount Sinai; The Hebrew Commonwealth founded on Religion; Theocracy and Democracy; The Criminal Law - Was it Written in Blood?; Life in a Convent; Leaving Sinai - Passing Through the Mountains; The Great and the Terrible Wilderness; Nukhl - on the Route of Pilgrims to Mecca; The Old Sheikh - Illness on the Desert; Perils Among Robbers; Returning to Civilization; The Moslems of Gaza - A Brave Missionary; Through the Hill Country to Bethlehem; Around the Place Where Christ was Born; The Dead Sea and the Jordan, Jericho; Going up to Jerusalem.