The Life of Laurence Oilphant, Traveller, Dilpomat, Mystic, by Philip Henderson 1st Edition Hardback+DustJacket 1956
Laurence was a Times journalist and traveler in the 1800s and reported on the Franco-Prussian Wars, wrote travel books. Age 36 he renounced all worldly ambitions to join a sect in the USA where he worked as a farm labourer. He became disillusioned and left the Brotherhood for Palestine where he pioneered Zionism & a religious community involving sexual missionary work among Arabs. Interesting topics.
Condition very good. Hardback in wine linen. Dust-Jacket in good condition encased in a plastic sheet.