London, South Kensington
8 October 2015
PALESTINE – THE CREATION OF THE BRITISH MANDATE
Drafts Mandates for Mesopotamia and Palestine As Submitted for the Approval of the League of Nations. [Cmd. 1176.] London: HMSO, 1921. [With:] Final Drafts of the Mandates for Mesopotamia and Palestine for the Approval of the Council of the League of Nations. [Cmd. 1500.] London: HMSO, 1921. [And:] – Mandate for Palestine. [Cmd. 1708.] London: HMSO, 1922. 3 volumes, 8° (335 x 215mm [vol. 1] and 245 x 155mm). 10pp, 16pp, and 8pp. (Light soiling and light wear; the second work with a punch-hole, and inked shelf-mark on the last leaf.) Each in stapled self-wrappers (light rusting near staples).
RARE DRAFTS LEADING TO THE CRUCIAL 1922 PALESTINE MANDATE, KEY DOCUMENTS IN THE REGION'S HISTORY. In these draft documents Palestine is defined as the area on both sides of the river Jordan, while in the later version regions east of the river became Trans-Jordan: a major distinction for local communities and in the history of Jordan. The third item is principally a reply to Cardinal Gasparri, and discusses Article 14 of the mandate concerning the existing rights to Holy Places and religious buildings within Palestine.
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