THE MODERN MAGIC CARPET: Air-Jaunting Over the Ancient East.
Place Published: Baltimore
Publisher: Printed by J. H. Furst Co.
Date Published: 1930
Edition: First edition
Condition: Bit of scuffing to spine, else fine
Book Id: 21328
viii, 72 pp.; 36 full-page plates from photographs; octavo, yellow and orange boards with title and cover ornament printed in black.
Intriguing and well-illustrated account of a flying expedition aboard a chartered Imperial Airways De Havilland DH 66 Hercules 8 passenger airplane. The trip began in Cairo and touched down first at Gaza, Palestine, then on with many stops for fuel and sightseeing at archeaological sites and cities throughout the region including Rutba Wells, Basra, Najaf, Babylon, Kish Kut el-Amara, Samarra, Mosul, Aleppo, Homs, etc.