Originally published in 1900, this is a fascinating look at the Five Turkish Provinces. PREFACE: I left England with the intention of spending three or four months in the Syrian desert, but, when I reached Damascus, I found that I was unable to obtain the necessary permit. The consequence was that I went over what to me was new ground, and visited Aleppo, Baghdad, Mosul and Van; coming home by way of Mount Ararat, Erivan, and Batoum. In the following pages I have given an account of my travels.... This is a fascinating read for any traveller or historian and is fully illustrated throughout. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.