Metheny, Evangeline; Zwemer, Samuel M. [introduction]. North and East of Musa Dagh. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1940. First Edition.
Gold cloth stamped in blue & black, binding very good, original colorful dust jacket with some edge-wear, now in a clear wrapper. Bookplate & "withdrawn" stamp from a seminary library, but no other library markings or matter.  $65.00
The author, Mary Evangeline Metheny (1879-1940), a native of Pennsylvania, was for most of her life a missionary in Turkey and Syria with the Reformed Presbyterian Church. She served in the American Red Cross service during WWI, and her knowledge of the Turkish, Arabic, Greek, and Italian languages earned her the nickname of "Polyglot Metheny."
"These short stories of the daily life and suffering, the tragedy and comedy of Moslem homes and Christian ministry, speak for themselves. They bring a fascinating corner of the Near East nearer to the reader. Here we have words from an eyewitness and tales only to be retold to hold the attention of any group whose emotions are still alive and whose feelings are not petrified in the present chaos and confusion of Western civilization." - from the Introduction.