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Collection of Guidebooks and Brochures for Tourists to Palestine – 1930s – Pictures, Illustrations and Colorful ...

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Collection of Guidebooks and Brochures for Tourists to Palestine – 1930s – Pictures, Illustrations and Colorful Maps / A Booklet that was Printed to Commemorate the Conquest of Jerusalem during World War I
A dozen of booklets, guidebooks and advertising brochures for visitors to mandatory Palestine. England and Palestine, late 1920s until early 1940s (most items from the 1930s). English and a little Hebrew.
Most of the guidebooks and brochures contain pictures, illustrations and maps of Palestine, some of them in color. Among them: * "The Freedom of Jerusalem", by Basil Mathews, an early booklet that was printed to commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem during World War I. With many pictures of the British Army entering the Old City of Jerusalem. 1918. * "Itineraries for Tours in Palestine", a bilingual guidebook, with a colorful illustration of Rachel's Tomb on the cover [ca. 1930]. * "Palestine", guidebook no. 19 of the series "Southern Railway, Off the Beaten Track!" [1934]. * An advertising brochure issued by "The Hot Springs of Tiberias", with a detachable form to be sent by mail for making reservations (attached to the brochure). * And brochures and guidebooks of the Tourist Development Association of Palestine, Palestine & Orient Lloyd, and more.
Enclosed: a postcard published by L. Morpurgo, Rome, for advertising the book "Palestine" by the photographer Luciano Morpurgo (published in 1930). On its front a picture of two traditionally-dressed women, carrying a basket and a jug on their heads.
Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. One booklet has a detached front cover and missing back cover.

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