The Deliverance Of Jerusalem

By: Masterman, E. W. G. (M. D. F. R. C. S. ) (Dr. Ernest William Gurney Masterman)

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Possible First American Edition. This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet formerly belonged to the Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and has been bound inside a heavy-duty "photomount Pamphlet Binder" cardboard and cloth cover. The pamphlet is in Very Good only condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The cardboard cover has a library stock number on a sticker on the front panel. The pamphlet is in clean, bright condition inside the binder. There is a bookplate with the school information adhered to the inside front cover of the binder. The front inner hinge of the pamphlet has some light pulling to the staples. The only library markings are on the table of contents page. "In the summer of 1914 the position of things in Palestine was entirely peaceful, and certainly among the English, American and French any idea that things could ever come to hostility between themselves and the Germans and Austrians, or even more with the Turks, would have seemed preposterous." The pamphlet covers some of the history of World War I as it related to the sweeping changes in the Levant, and mentions some aspects of the issues in Turkey (with a tidbit here and there on the Armenian Genocide). It also uses some biblical history as a foil to put the new war in perspective. " Dr. Ernest William Gurney Masterman (1867-1943) ... In 1917 was described by the president of the Royal Geographical Society as having "lived on and off -- but mostly on -- for the last twenty years in Damascus or Jerusalem, where he has been surgeon to the English Hospital. He is also the Honourary Secretary in Palestine for the Palestine Exploration Fund." (Some online sources say that he was secretary of the British Palestine Society but this is probably the result of confusion with his position as secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund. ) Masterman (at that stage the director of the Jewish Mission Hospital, which had been founded by the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews in 1840) chaired the last meeting of the Jerusalem Literary and Scientific Society, which took place at his house on 10 November 1913. The Jerusalem Literary and Scientific Society had been founded in 1849 by James Finn, the British Consul in Jerusalem, and his wife Elizabeth Anne Finn (nee McCaul) -- the Palestine Exploration Fund was an offshoot. Masterman was an associate of the archaeologist R. A. S. Macalister prior to the latter's return to Ireland in 1909. "

Title: The Deliverance Of Jerusalem

Author Name: Masterman, E. W. G. (M. D. F. R. C. S. ) (Dr. Ernest William Gurney Masterman)

Categories: Middle East,

Edition: Trade Edition

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1918

Binding: Pamphlet

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: Ex-Library

Seller ID: A32774

Keywords: Middle East E. W. G. Masterman World War I The Levant Palestine Turkey Armenian Genocide Middle East,