Jerusalem : the city plan : preservation and development during the British Mandate, 1918-1948.
/ By Henry Kendall … With a Foreword by General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham. London : His Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1948. Quarto (310 x 260 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered sky blue cloth over boards, in the original pictorial dust jacket (chipped at edges and corners and with some loss at head and centre of spine), illustrated endpapers, xi, 123 pp, with an additional 64 pages of b/w photographic plates, 8 colour plates, and 15 folding maps and plans (some colour), and a large folding colour map (740 x 600 mm) in the rear pocket, Jerusalem : the Old City by F. J. Salmon, Commissioner for Lands & Surveys, Palestine (1936, reprinted 1947); edges and endpapers a little browned but otherwise clean and fresh throughout, with all plates and maps present and in fine condition; a very good copy.
An extremely well illustrated and important record of the management of heritage preservation and modern development in Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest urban centres and a holy city for the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths, in the period immediately prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.
Very scarce. Trove locates a single copy in Australian collections (University of Newcastle Library)